Gloxinia - reproduction
Exquisitely beautiful flowers Gloxinia will not leave anyone indifferent. The homeland of this beauty is the tropical forests of Peru and Brazil. It propagates by seeds, leaf cuttings, tubers. Gloxinia seeds germinate in the light, so they are sown in a transparent container filled with mineral-peat soil or universal soil mixture. To prevent the soil from washing out, the surface is watered from a watering can, seeds are laid out on top and covered with a transparent lid. In no case should they be buried.
Planting airs every day for 5 minutes, and when the seedlings soar, open them twice a day for 15-20 minutes. They sprout for 10-20 days, until the sprouts are stronger, watered by immersion in a container with water. Before each irrigation soil loosened. When the sprouts noticeably rise, the cover is removed. The seedlings grown in this way are strong and healthy.
Now they can be transplanted. Carefully take a sprout together with a clod of earth with a teaspoon, transfer it to cups filled with soil.Pour warm water over the edge of the spoon and put in a warm place.
For the growth and good flowering of the gloxinia, a sufficient amount of light is needed, the window sill of the eastern or southern window will be what you need. Feed them with liquid fertilizer for flowering plants and universal for decorative leaves. With additional feeding, the flowers will be bright and large and the flowering period will increase.
In late October, the above-ground part of the plant is cut off under the stump, the bulbs are transplanted into small pots with fresh soil. For reproduction by leaf scapes from a flowering plant, a young leaf with a piece of cutting, 1 cm long, is cut off.
The stalk is bruised in a mixture of sand and peat (8: 1), covered with a transparent cap (can or package), provide a temperature of 22-24 ° C. After 15-18 days, nodules will appear at the ends of the stalk. Hardened plants are planted in pots with a diameter of 5-7 cm.
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