Flower / Plant:

Common name: Gloxinia, Florist's gloxinia, Violet Slipper Gloxinia, Brazilian Gloxinia. Scientific name: Sinningia speciosa. Family: Gesneriaceae. Genus: Sinningia. Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm). Flowering time: Late Spring - Early fall.

Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa), is a tuberous member of the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. The plants produce large, velvety, brightly colored flowers and are popular houseplants. Gloxinia flowers come in colours ranging from pure white to pink, lavender, red, to deep purple. There are also those in two colours and those with white-border petals. trumpet-shaped flowers. The Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa) is a popular indoor plant.