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Gloxinia is a herbaceous, perennial, tuberose plant. It is appreciated as a decorative houseplant because of the beauty of its velvety, bell-shaped flowers which come in various colours depending on the species and the variety. Blooming occurs from May to August and it produces numerous violet or purple flowers which are 5-10cm. In order to bloom, gloxinia needs at least 12-14 hours of light per day; it should be placed in a well-lit position but should not be exposed to direct sunlight. The ambient temperature should not fall below 18 ° C. In autumn, after the blooming, the aerial part begins to dry up, and when this phase is completed the tubers have to be extracted from the soil and placed in a cool, dry place in the dark, where they will remain until the following March, when they will be repotted. . The ideal storage temperature is 10-12 ° C.