Gloxinia erinoides ‘Luziania’

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  • Previous Name: Koellikeria erinoides
  • Photographer: Alcie Maxwell
  • Grown by: Alcie Maxwell

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This form of the fine species Gloxinia erinoides was collected near the town of Luziania in Brazil, in about 2005. Seed was obtained from Mauro Peixoto through his company Brazil Plants, and grown by Alcie under artificial light.

Over the year or so before flowering, it was grown under high intensity T5 PAR lights, and performed very well.

Compared to more widely distributed forms of the species, this cultivar has darker leaves and reddish, as opposed to greenish, flower stalks. The flowers also appear to have somewhat darker red markings on them. See the standard species here.

Other views of the plant can be seen in a slideshow, beginning with the first slide clicked from the list below.