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Family: GESNERIACEAE 

 Sinningia speciosa
 
  
Author:  William Philip Hiern 1877
Family:  Gesneriaceae
Habitat:  Brasilia 
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  White, Pink, Red to Blue
Reproduction:  Seeds/Leaf-cuttings
Pop names:  Florist's Gloxinia, Brazilian Gloxinia, Violet Slipper Gloxinia
Synonyms:  Ligeria speciosa, Decne. Gloxinia speciosa, Lodd.
This member of the Gesneriaceae family was described by William Philip Hiern in 1877. It is found in Brazil, 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 leaf-cuttings.