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Popularly known by the name of gloxinia, this plant belongs to the Gesneriaceae family and the Sinningia genus, made up of about 60 species of herbaceous and perennial tuberous plants. They have their origin in the most tropical areas of America , especially in Brazil, and you can find it in almost any store, both the already grown specimen and to plant it at home.

If you want to know all the care of gloxinia , do not miss this AgroCorrn article. Your plant will grow bigger than ever.

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How are gloxinias

It is a small herbaceous plant with a tuberous root that reaches at most 40 centimeters in height, with fleshy and oval leaves that appear in rosettes. They have beautiful flowers that measure about 10 centimeters and are bell-shaped, with velvety petals that can be in different colors.

It is a plant that blooms both in summer and in autumn , although in some species they can also do so at other times of the year.

Basic care

You should know that to properly care for this plant you have to take into account the following:

  • Location : it has to be in a very well lit place but without receiving direct sunlight. It is perfect for interiors.
  • Temperature : like any other tropical plant, it does not resist the cold, so it should ideally be at least 20ºC throughout the year.
  • Soil : it has to be a mixture of equal parts of leaf soil, sand and leaves, and it is convenient to plant when winter has finished to be safe from the cold.
  • Watering : it must be very regular during flowering, taking care not to wet the leaves or flowers. After flowering, reduce the waterings until they are eliminated when the leaves have turned yellow.
  • Pruning : it does not need it, the only thing is that you remove the flowers that wilt.
  • Fertilizer : apply a mineral fertilizer every 15 days during the flowering season.
  • Pests and diseases : if you go overboard with watering, you can easily be attacked by aphids and various fungi.
  • Multiplication : it can be done by dividing the tubers, from seeds or by leaf cuttings, but the latter is recommended only to experts.

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