Gloxinium fades. I'm interested in growing gloxinia when I put it to rest, do I wait until the leaves fall?
What care do I need during rest and immediately after it?
It's been two centuries since gloxinia was imported from Brazil to Europe. During this period, the breeders created several of its amazing in beauty and variety varieties, increasing the size of the flower more than two times, and the mass flowering - 4 times. But gloxinia still can not see our winter.
Gloxinia stops flowering, the entire overground part dies, and you might think that the plant died. However, in the tubers life hovers.
From the window sill gloxinium should be removed when all the leaves wither and fall off. With the departure to winter peace it should not be rushed, especially in the autumn it is impossible to cut off the leaves.
We need to wait until they die, otherwise they will not be able to give the tuber enough nutrients. And without them, coming out of the rest period, gloxinia will not dissolve the buds.
Wintering gloxinia prefers in a dark cool place with a temperature of 10-12 degrees. In the apartment conditions, the pot can be put in a pantry or under a bath. Occasionally, gloxinia should be remembered in order to water. From the second half of winter it will require more attention and care.
The pot must be moved to a warmer place and watered regularly. When the shoots shoot through, a transplant is necessary in a new soil, since the former is already depleted. The pot should be taken broadly and low, and the earth mix should be made light, mixing in equal parts leafy soil, humus, peat, Sand and adding a little bit of bone meal.
The gloxinia revives in a warm, bright place, but not under direct sunlight. From drafts it must be protected, otherwise it may not open buds.