Gloxinia (Seemannia) sylvatica

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 11:10:44 PDT
hi fred,

please note it's Gloxinia sylvatica, not a Sinningia. 
actually based on recent DNA work, they have proposed
transferring it to the ressurrected Seemannia genus,
so it should be Seemannia sylvatica in the future.

it's a very tropical plant, and i have not had any
luck growing indoors.  but i have seen it growing
outside as a roadside weed while traveling in brazil.
it seems to like humid, somewhat shady conditions. 
but others who grow it outside can better comment on

good luck.

tsuh yang

--- Fred Biasella <>
> I don't want to kill this gesneriad like I did the
> last one, so I'm asking
> the group what their growing requirements. The last
> time I grew them, they
> did wonderfully and even flowered but I let the soil
> dry out thinking they
> should be treated like achimenes. Boy was I wrong!!!
> When I looked in the
> pot for the rhizomes, I found dry little stubs with
> absolutely no hope of
> resuscitation. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> Warm Regards,
> Fred Biasella   

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