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My first year growing Gloxinia

This is a discussion on My first year growing Gloxinia within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; So this is my first year growing Gloxinia from tubers bought in the supermarket I ...

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    Default My first year growing Gloxinia

    So this is my first year growing Gloxinia from tubers bought in the supermarket
    I am quite proud of the result since they are finicky (require more attention than some of my orchids)
    next year I am buying every available colour
    here are the photos

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    Beautiful! Your are correct in that they are not the easiest plant to grow and bloom. Congratulations on your success .

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    very pretty, used to work in a flower shop and they were the hardest plant to take care of, either underwatered, or overwatered, could never find the right balance.

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    Never have grown these flowers. I do admire the bold blooms and colors. Congratulations on growing and blooming them.

    cheers,
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    What elegant, beautiful blooms. Very plush. AL

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    just a lovely

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    Well done! Lovely flowers. I have resisted trying these as 1) I find african violets to be troublesome, and 2) my understanding is they prefer cooler temps.

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    Thanks everyone
    it is true african violets like cooler temps, but their cousins the gloxonia thrive when it is warmer (20-26 Celsius)
    mine are grown outside and untill the temps outside got to about 20 degrees during the day they refused to grow

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