Gloxinella

Gloxinella is a genus in the Gesneriaceae family with one species that was formerly included in the genus Gloxinia.


Gloxinella lindeniana (Regel) Roalson & Boggan, syns. Gloxinia lindeniana, Kohleria lindeniana, Isoloma lindenianum, and Tydaea lindeniana Regel is a tropical rhizomatous South American plant. It is grown as much for its beautiful soft green and brown leaves with lighter greenish white veins as for the bell shaped purple to lavender and white flowers. Although it is a compact plant, as it grows it sends out stringy rhizomes that produce a new shoot so a pot can soon be filled to overflowing. It is usually grown as an indoor plant and will eventually go dormant. The new rhizomes can be shared with others. Photos below were taken by Mary Sue Ittner of such a plant grown from rhizomes shared by Dennis Kramb in the Pacific Bulb Society BX. The first photo was taken February 2014. The other photos were taken in June 2014 and in that short time it has expanded. The last photo shows the rhizomes on a 1 cm grid.


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