Gloxinia - reproduction

Gloxinia - reproduction

Gloxinia is one of the most beautiful indoorFlowers, a real miracle with pubescent leaves, like in Senpolia and a bell cap. The world of gloxins is quite diverse - they are terry and simple, tiger and calico, standard and miniature - all so different.

Gloxinia - reproduction

Reproduction by seeds

Sophisticated beautiful gloxinia flowers are notwill leave indifferent. The birthplace of this beauty is the tropical forests of Peru and Brazil. It multiplies by seeds, leaf cuttings, tubers. Seeds of gloxinia germinate in the light, so they are sown in a transparent container filled with mineral-peat soil or universal soil. So that the soil does not blur, the surface is poured from the watering can, the seeds are laid out and covered with a transparent lid. In no case can they be buried.

Landings are ventilated every day for 5 minutes, andwhen the seedlings will ascend, open them twice a day for 15-20 minutes. They rise for 10-20 days, until the sprouts are strong, watered with a dip in a container of water. Before each watering the soil loosen. When the sprouts appreciably rise, the lid is removed. Seedlings grown in this way are strong and healthy.

Now they can be transplanted. Gently take the sprout along with a clod of earth with a teaspoon, transfer it to cups filled with soil. Pour warm water on the edge of the spoon and put in a warm place.

Home care

For the growth and good flowering of gloxiniayou need enough light, the sill of the east or south window will be what you need. Feed them with liquid fertilizer for flowering plants and universal for decorative leaves. With top dressing, the flowers will be bright and large and the flowering period will increase.

In late October, the aerial part of plantsCut off under a stump, bulbs are transplanted into small pots with fresh soil. For reproduction of leaf petioles from a flowering plant, cut off a young leaf with a piece of cuttings, 1 cm long.

The stalk is rooted in a mixture of sand and peat (8:1), cover with a transparent cap (jar or bag), provide a temperature of 22-24 ° C. After 15-18 days at the ends of the petiole will appear nodules. The rooted plants are planted in pots, 5-7 cm in diameter. When gloxinia multiplies with cuttings, the bush grows small, less decorative than in seminal breeding.