Plant Care Florist's gloxinia

Florist's gloxinia

About Florist's gloxinia

Gloxina is a perennial bulb and relative of African violets. It blooms in the spring and needs a constant temperature of 60-65 degrees. It can be grown as a potted houseplant and can be taken outside in the summer. It needs bright indoor light with no direct sunlight and constant moisture.


Sinningia speciosa

Also known as

Gloxinia and Brazilian gloxinia

How to care for Florist's gloxinia


How often to water your Florist's gloxinia

Water needs for Florist's gloxinia
0.5 cups
every 9

Florist's gloxinia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Florist's gloxinia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Florist's gloxinia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Florist's gloxinia: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Florist's gloxinia can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Florist's gloxinia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Florist's gloxinia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Florist's gloxinia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Florist's gloxinia can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Florist's gloxinia

Florist's gloxinia

Florist's gloxinia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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