How to grow gloxinia?
Gloxinia is an elegant houseplant thatis one of the most favorite for many growers. However, growing this flower is not an easy thing. Gloxinia is very capricious, so that every year she should be pleased with bright buds-bells, it is necessary to give her a lot of attention. So, let's look at how to grow gloxinium at home.
If you want to grow a flower from seeds,it will take a long time. But it's quite a fascinating process. It is necessary to pay attention to the time of sowing - this should be February-March, as well as good lighting and warmth.
Sow seeds in a transparent container (soilshould be easy). Spray the soil well from the spray gun and close the container with a transparent lid or film. Sometimes it will be necessary to ventilate the greenhouse and sprinkle seeds. From two months the lid can be removed. When the seedlings grow to 2-3 cm, they will need to be transplanted into separate containers (plastic cups will be suitable first).
Gloxinia is very demanding on the soil, soit is better to buy a special primer in the store. The main thing is that the soil is light and air-permeable. The grown plant from a glass should be transplanted into a wide shallow pot, at the bottom of which there must necessarily be a drainage.
Cultivation and care
Abundantly water the plant in the first period aftertransplantation is not recommended; the spine can bend. For irrigation you need to use soft, durable warm water, and water the flower very carefully, along the edge of the pot (or pour water into the pan). Soil should always be slightly moistened. Do not spray the leaves in any way - this can damage them. Periodically, it is recommended to feed the flower with organic and mineral fertilizers.
Gloxinia loves heat, but high temperatures (like excess light) are destructive for it. Therefore, it is better to put the plant away from the battery and direct sunlight.
Care during the rest period
In autumn the upper part of the flower dies. It is necessary to carefully cut off the dried leaves and flowers, and place the pot and tuber in a cool place throughout the winter (several times watered so that it does not dry out at all).
Thus, if you comply with allrequirements to care for gloxinia, to take care of it, it will certainly please you with its plush appearance. In addition, read the article How to care for gloxinia.