Gloxinia 'Orchestra Bell Red' in woven basket
Gloxinia 'Orchestra Bell Red' in woven basket

Gloxinia 'Orchestra Bell Red' in woven basket

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Gloxinia
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Find your zone?
Read our Growing Guide Ships Weather Permitting
Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET

Product Details

Product Details

Rich red blossoms with white edges appear tailored in the finest velvet. The bell-shaped flowers crown a clump of softly fuzzy foliage, and they last up to 6 weeks. The low-maintenance plants produce multiple stems, and they maintain their stunning good looks and upright habit without pinching. Shipped in a 6" woven basket.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

LIGHT: Place your plant where it will receive plenty of bright but indirect light. Avoid hot sun, especially in summer, which can burn the leaves and fade the flowers. These popular houseplants also bloom well with 12-14 hours of fluorescent light a day.

TEMPERATURE: Day and night temperatures of 65-78°F are fine year round.

WATERING: Keep the potting mix moist but not soggy using water that is tepid, not cold. Watering too frequently will cause the roots, leaves, and base of the plant to rot. If the leaves look wilted even when the soil is moist, you may be overwatering. Let the top 1/2" of the potting mix dry out before watering again. Avoid splashing water on the leaves as water droplets that accumulate may cause scorching.

HUMIDITY: African Violets and Gloxinia need moderate humidity. To increase humidity around your plant, set the pot in a tray filled with pebbles or gravel. Add water to a level just below the tops of the pebbles (if the potting mix in the pots comes in contact with the water, the mix will draw water into the pot, which will cause the mix to become saturated, eventually leading to rot). Refill the tray as needed to replace water lost through evaporation.

FERTILIZER: Apply a water-soluble fertilizer that is high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) every 2 weeks, or use a 1/4-strength fertilizer at every watering.

CONTINUING CARE: Use scissors to cut off the stalks of faded flowers. Older leaves turn yellow and dry as they age, and these too may be trimmed off. Repot your African Violet or Gloxinia every year or so if it looks crowded, using a container that is about 1/3 larger than the diameter of the plant and a soilless potting mix designed for African Violets.

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