William Philip Hiern,
||Minimum - Medium
Pink - Red - Blue
Gloxinia, Brazilian Gloxinia, Violet Slipper Gloxinia
few, look to the left....
This member of the Gesneriaceae
family was described by William Philip Hiern in 1877. It is found in
growing in a well drained soil with some water and little or no sun.
The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the leaves reach
for 30 centimetres in length. The flowers come from white over pink
and red to blue. It can be reproduced both by the tiny seeds and
The genera is named after
Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten
der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
The species name
after the appearance of the flowers: 'handsome'.