TITLE

Gloxinia

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gloxinia, a flowering herb native to Brazil. The gloxinia is a low-growing plant with long-stalked, rounded leaves. The large, bell-shaped flowers are purple, red, or white, and usually grow singly. The fruit is a capsuie. Gloxinias are cultivated as greenhouse and house plants. They are started from bulblike tubers or from seeds or leaf cuttings. Gloxinias grow best in rich, moist soil that is protected from direct sunlight.
ACCESSION #
37309454

 

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