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Photo from
 Zelene Listy.

Author:  Karl Fritsch, 1894
Origin:  Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  80 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Gloxinia
Synonyms:  Gloxinia tubiflora Hooker, 1842.
Achimenes tubiflora, Britton.
Dolichodeira tubiflora,
Gesneria tubiflora,
Gesneria tubiflora,
Houttea tubiflora,

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Karl Fritsch in 1894. It's found in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Give it some drained soil, some water and keep it in light shade. The bulb will grow to ten centimetres, the stems to 80 centimetres. It's grows as a garden-plant for its fine white flowers, and can be reproduced both by seeds and caudex-dividing.

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 'tube-flower'.

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