Gloxinia speciosa

A Brazilian flowering perennial, as colourful as a Samba dancer!
Common name : Gloxinia speciosa
Scientific name : Gloxinia speciosa
Family : Gesneriaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Evergreen
Evergreen
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Urban
Urban
Flowery
Flowery
Small pots
Small pots
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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9b
Height 15 - 30
pH 6 - 6.5

Plant my gloxinia speciosa

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my gloxinia speciosa

Water regularly in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my gloxinia speciosa

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my gloxinia speciosa

Take your potted plant out right after temperatures rise and stay above 10°C.

Sow my gloxinia speciosa

Sowing should be done between 19 and 24 ° C in a special sowing mixture - ideally sphagnum. Some advise to use peat, but it is a protected natural resource, so it's your choise. Sow in a box, in low density, and place it under moderate light. Sprinkle gently with non-calcareous water, with a sprayer. To force things, you can place a transparent cover over your box. It increases the speed of germination, but promotes unwanted desease, so do not leave it too long.

Repot my gloxinia speciosa

- For adult plants, repot each year in February. Your plants may have dryed after flowering, and leave only one tuber. Fill with a new soil mixture rich in humus, up to two-thirds. Arrange your tubers, then finish filling the pot. Tamp the soil well to put it in contact with future roots. Keep it warm for the first few weeks. - For seedlings after sowing, as soon as they have two pairs of leaves, uproot them delicately, and transplant them in 6-10 cm pots, in light compost or in potting soil. Tamp well and water gently.

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