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Love at first sight: a gloxinia of

In the 18th century the king of Sweden Charles II introduced into the European circulation a modern language - “language of flowers“. On it “a secular adverb“ the flower of a gloxinia means “love at first sight“.

the Whimsical fashion constantly changes, on window sills there are new plants, and a gloxinia, it is a sinningiya, did not lose the value in “language of flowers“. Really, the flower grower who for the first time sees the magnificent flowers similar to velvety hand bells falls in love forever. And the gloxinia is always ready for reciprocal feelings.

it is simple to p to Look after this “the great lady“, it is quite unpretentious. Likes to luxuriate on the sun, but at midday it is better to cover “beauty“ from the scorching beams. Drafts are contraindicated to it therefore, airing the room where the plant “lodged“, transfer it to other place. Water procedures for gloks are obligatory. Water the favourite often, but gradually. Direct spraying the gloxinia, as well as any plant with the trimmed leaves, does not love. To satisfy her need for moisture, put a flowerpot on the pallet with expanded clay and constantly water it. It is possible to indulge a podkormkama gloxinia once a month, at the same time alternate organic and phosphorus-containing fertilizers during blossoming, and nitrogen-containing you bring before blossoming.

Rest to us only dreams

After the plant faded, it needs to be prepared for wintering: to cut, having removed the dried-up leaflets and part of a stalk so that remained “penek“ 1 - 2 cm high. In the earth the tuber which and should worry long winter will remain, and then again to turn back a beautiful velvety flower. After cutting move a gloxinia to the dry, dark and cool place. The dormant period will last three - four months.

the Wintered tubers replace

in pots in the spring, having closed them from above a three-centimetric layer of the damp earth. “Saplings“ do not water some time. As the earth sinks and the elevated part of a gloxinia will grow up, a podsypta still of the earth. Watering at first is required careful. Increase it in process of growth of a plant. If it is correct to make everything, yours “the great lady“ soon again will let out velvety oval leaves and will blossom in literal sense of this word.

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gloxinias division of a tuber, stem and sheet shanks, and also seeds Breed. Sheet shanks - an optimum way to quickly expand your collection of gloks. For this purpose with a length of scapes of 2 - 3 cm put the leaves which are cut off by a knife in water and wait for emergence of backs. Then land a shank to the damp soil processed by weak solution of potassium permanganate on depth no more than 5 cm, and pots with plants arrange in the light place (but not on the sun) and provide them high humidity of air, having covered the growing-up gloxinias with a polyethylene film or having put them in a deep box. Usually in a month there is the first escape, and on the end of a scape in few weeks the small tuber develops.

Attention! Attention!

If you found on a plant the wrinkled leaves with brown tips, excessively warm or dry air can be the reason for that. Increase humidity about a plant, having put a pot on a tray with damp drenazhy.

If your plant is on the verge of death, at it fall down leaflets, and the tuber becomes soft and rots, fault to all remoistening of the soil from - for plentiful watering or a bad drainage or maybe of overcooling from - for watering of a plant cold water. The situation is difficult, but it is possible to give help to your favourite if in time to replace a sheet shank or the intact part of a tuber in other pot.

If leaflets of a gloxinia lose the saturated coloring and are extended in length, it is an occasion to prick up the ears. Most likely, there are such metamorphoses from - for a lack of light. Your gloxinia, certainly, needs to be protected from hot sunshine, but do not forget - it demands bright lighting.

you expected that your favourite will please you with magnificent blossoming, and the buds which appeared already were not dismissed. The reason - dry air or cold drafts. Rearrange a pot with a plant to the place protected from draft on a tray with damp sand or expanded clay.