Gloxinia (Pink) - Plant
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Did you know that gloxinia can be grown as house plants? True! Gloxinia are fabulous gift plants AND can be spectacular house plants if you give them proper care. A few years ago, a gloxinia flowering houseplant (Sinningia speciosa) was considered a perennial.The plants would bloom and then die back. After a period of dormancy, the plant would regrow, delighting its owner with a fresh flush of big, velvety flowers. Todayâ€™s gloxini
|Maximum Reachable Height||They grow 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) in height.|
When growing gloxinia houseplants as annuals, they donâ€™t need repotting. If you pot up the plant in a decorative container or need to replace some of the soil because of accidental spillage, use an African violet potting soil. Gloxinia prefer higher humidity than African violets or Streptocarpus, and many growers find that they must supplement the humidity in their grow rooms with pebble trays or a humidifier in order to grow Gloxinia successfully year-round.
Gloxinia plants can grow quite large â€“ a mature plant can have up to two dozen or more very large blooms (3″ or larger) open at one time creating a fantastic display. Gloxinia can be grown in natural light or on lighted plant stands, and come in a wide variety of colors and flower shapes: single or double flowers with plain or ruffled petals, solid colors, edged flowers, bicolors.
Gloxinia can be easily grown from seed which is often easier for beginners than mastering the art of propagation by tuber or leaf.
|Sunlight||Gloxinia require very bright, indirect light in order to bloom and do not like intense, direct sunlight.|
|Watering||Water gloxinias often enough to keep the soil moist. The leaves develop brown spots if they get wet, so apply the water directly to the soil under the leaves. If allowed to dry out, gloxinias go dormant.|
|Soil||Gloxinias grow best in a soil mixture of 50-percent organic matter, such as peat moss, which is available at most garden centers and nurseries.|
|Temperature||Growing gloxinia houseplants thrive in average room temperatures of between 60-75 F. (16-24 C.).|
|Fertilizer||Use a high-phosphorus liquid plant food every two weeks on your flowering gloxinia houseplant.|
Select well-draining and nutrient-rich soil. You can grow them in the pot or directly in the soil. Select an appropriate location. Gloxinia bulbs prefer 4-6 hrs of Natual bright light. Dig a hole up to 2-3 inch and Set the bulb in the hole pointy side up or the roots down. after planting backfill with soil over the hole, lightly compress the soil but do not pack it and water. There is no need to water continuously, water it when the upper layer of soil (3-4inch)feels dry to touch.
You can plant Gloxinia bulbs in the spring season(Februry-March).
Yes, you can plant Gloxinia outdoor where it will get 4-6 hrs of Natual bright light or indirect bright light but need to be protected from full sunlight in the summer.
To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having a 6-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in the soil by applying water if soil in pot (3-4 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com
Gloxinia is a flowering plant.It features large trumpet-shaped flowers that are lavender, purple, red or white. Velvety, ovate to oblong leaves in a rosette.
Gloxinia is the flowering plant belongs to family Gesneriaceae. It has large trumpet-shaped flowers.
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