Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia (Gloxinia sylvatica)

Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia Plant Features

Bolivian Sunset gloxinia is a stunning winter-flowering shrub that shows off sprays of bold, red-orange flowers. These blooms are a delightful contrast to its shiny, dark green foliage. Because Bolivian Sunset gloxinia is a low grower (and easy), it's a fun choice for foundation plantings or along walkways in frost-free areas. Or you can use it to decorate rock gardens or alongside perennials (such as caladium or curcuma) in shaded or partially shaded beds and borders.

Note: This plant is also sometimes sold as Seemannia sylvatica.

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Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia Growing Instructions

Grow Bolivian Sunset gloxinia in a partially shaded spot with moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter, such as compost, in it. Water during dry spells to keep this lovely flowering shrub from drying out completely.

Because Bolivian Sunset gloxinia is such a small plant, you don't need to worry about pruning it. 

Fertilize in winter and early spring, if you'd like, with a general-purpose garden fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the packaging for proper application. 

Note: Bolivian Sunset gloxinia is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Shade

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  • Special Features

    Deer/rabbit resistant


Complement your Bolivian Sunset Gloxinia

Caladium likes similar conditions to Bolivian Sunset gloxinia and shows off colorful variegated foliage.

Impatiens, New Guinea
Accent Bolivian Sunset gloxinia's scarlet-orange flowers with bright orange or red New Guinea impatiens.

Colorful Aglaonema
Outdoors in the tropics, both Bolivian Sunset gloxinia and red aglaonema are fantastic plants for shade gardens.