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Sinningia speciosa 'Regina'

Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Cool Climate Herbaceous


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Tuberous herb 
Foliage Leaves dark green with dull silvery white veins, 5-15cm in length by 5-10cm wide, pubescent. 
Flowers Flowers borne singly,  on long stalks to 10cm in height, lavender - purple; campanulate/ bell shaped, corolla tube 4-5cm long by 2.5-3 cm wide
Cultivation Differs from the Florists' Gloxina (Sinningia speciosa cultivars) in the following manner:  - Mouth (of flower) inclined downwards/ held at an angle and are downward facing -  Flowers are distinctly campanulate 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Low Humidity / Aircon
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Do not allow plant to sit in waterlogged/ soggy growing media as this can cause the plant to rot; when plants show signs of entering dormancy (when leaves start to yellow), gradually decrease the watering frequency and amount  to allow plant to enter a dry rest.)
Fertilizing Feed with dilute liquid fertilizer for houseplants during the period where the plant is actively growing (when there are leaves and flowers). Withhold fertilizers when plant is entering dormancy period (when leaves start to yellow and shrivel up) 
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Leaf Cutting, Storage Organ (Tuberous Stem)


Foliage Retention Drought / Semi-Deciduous
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Hairy / Hirsute

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Purple
Flower Texture(s) Thin

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Master ID 32524
Species ID 6936
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.