- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Indoor Flowering
- Pots & Tubs
- Flowering Height
- 20-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
- Pinks & Pastels
Gloxinia Blanche de Meru
The charming bell-shaped, bi-coloured blooms of Gloxinia ‘Blanche de Meru’ are displayed in a compact cluster, like a petite posy for your windowsill. Each petal is strikingly edged in deep pink, highlighting a snow-white centre. Native to Southern Brazil, Gloxinia enjoy warm temperatures – around 60°F (16°C) is ideal. A highly attractive plant to brighten up the house or conservatory, ‘Blanche de Meru’ will flower for a stretch of several months. The button-like blooms are especially effective displayed in rows of terracotta pots.
Gloxinias are house plants which thrive in a conservatory or on a warm windowsill.
Plant the tubers with the hollow side facing up in pots of moisture retentive compost. Do not fully bury the tuber – leave the top exposed above soil level.
Place pots on a bed of pebbles or stones in a dish for humidity and water regularly from below to avoid rotting or damaging stems and leaves.
Feed every two weeks with high-phosphorus liquid plant food once buds appear in early summer.
The velvety, bell-shaped blooms in rich, vibrant hues will bring botanical charm to your indoor spaces.