Gloxinia or Sinningia is one of the most flowering and popular indoor plants. Every year the register of varieties is replenished with new hybrids bred by breeders. The most beautiful of them, terry gloxinia, become favorites in private collections.
Simple gloxinia have 1 row of petals, terry - two or more
For a long time it was believed that these are synonyms for the same plant species. But now botanists have separated these two concepts and believe that synningia and gloxinia are two completely different plants.
The fact is that gloxinia have a thickened scaly rhizome, the so-called rhizome. Sinningia, on the other hand, produces pronounced underground tubers.
Video about terry gloxinia
In some countries, gloxinia is considered a natural species, and synningia is garden, or it is called false gloxinia. But traditionally, many growers call sinningia gloxinia.
According to the characteristics of the flower, gloxinia have several divisions.
Terry Gloxinia flowers resemble a large carnation or rose
By the size of the rosette, like that of Saintpaulias, gloxinia are distinguished miniature, semi-miniature and standard. Plants are considered miniature, the rosette of which in a radius reaches up to 20 cm, semi-miniature - from 20 to 30 cm, the standard - over 30 cm.
But this distinction is very conditional, since it also depends on the conditions of detention and care. For example, a miniature can be overfed with nitrogen, or the standard can be grown in poor soil. In such cases, the outlet size will not be an indication of the classification.
What varieties of gloxinia are preferred today by amateur flower growers? In the first place are large-flowered terry representatives. Some of them deserve special attention.
Gloxinia Cleopatra is one of the most beautiful representatives of the species, bred artificially. Huge bell-shaped double flowers with wavy edge of petals. Dark purple, purple or burgundy-lilac specks are densely scattered over the snow-white background, which merge into strokes towards the middle and form a one-color purple spot. The edges of the petals are slightly lightened and dotted with tiny peas. The leaves are bright green, the rosette is compact, the peduncles are erect, low. Bouquet flowering, abundant and long lasting.
Bouquet flowering, abundant and long
Gloxinia Brocade f1 (Brocade) is a favorite of flower growers. Hybrid variety of Japanese selection. Known in two colors, blue and red: Brocade Blue - solid blue, Brocade Red - solid red, Brocade Red and White - red or pink with a white border. The flowers are double, large, blue or red with a clear white “picoti” border, bloom in a lush bouquet, stay on the peduncle for a long time. The plant is compact, undersized. A biennial Brocada can have up to 25 buds at a time. The leaves are small, velvety. Against the background of a small rosette, the flowers look simply huge.
Gloxinia Kaiser Wilhelm Huge black-violet or blue velvety double bells with a clearly marked snow-white border. A popular, abundantly flowering and unpretentious variety of gloxinia. The petals are velvety, pubescent, the transition to the border has a sharp border. The throat of the flower is darkened, with a barely noticeable speck at the very bottom. Leaves are slightly curled at the sides. It begins to bloom in 3-4 years, but the long wait is worth it. As a reward for your patience and work, you will receive a wonderful bouquet of flowers of a rich color, constantly blooming throughout the entire growing season. Variety paired gloxinia Kaiser Friedrich, differ in the color of the petals. Frederick has it burgundy.
Gloxinia Winter Cherry, there is a parallel name Frosty Cherry. Snow-white double large flowers are densely covered with large dark cherry peas, as if someone had scattered ripe cherries in the snow. The bush is small, compact, strong peduncle.
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Gloxinia Eliza, it is characterized by a wide border of black and purple color. A scattering of dark peas on a white field makes the terry flower unusually beautiful against the background of an emerald rosette of leaves. Sometimes there is so little white that the flower appears dark purple, almost black. Beautiful show grade.
In addition to those listed, white Bylina, Madonna, Dolce Vita remain widely popular varieties of terry gloxinia; pink Pink Pearl, Pink Tale, Tenderness, affectionate May, Ksyusha; red Madame Margaret, Isabella, Scarlett, Yesenia; purple black Panther, Nostalgia, Accidental Meeting. As you can see, the choice is large enough and will satisfy the needs of the most sophisticated indoor floriculture fans.
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Each variety has its own characteristics, which should also be taken into account so that the plant fits as organically as possible into the space allotted for it.
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