Caring for my Gloxinia

sandif(Z6/Southwest IL)June 19, 2004

My Gloxini, bought at the garden center a month ago has lost all of it's beautiful blooms. I water the plant every other day, it's by a window that gets sunlight throughout the day. I take care not to get water on the leaves, but I've noticed that couple leaves have brown spots.

I've never fertilized it... just watering and plenty sunlight. Any advice?

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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

If the blooms have finished it is getting ready to sleep for awhile. Take off a few leaves and put in soil or water and maybe you will get a tuber, a growth that will develop into a new plant.

Meanwhile this plant should sit in its pot with no leaves. Give water. It should start making little growths which should be taken off to make a new plant.

Go to and read all that Dale Martens has written about this charming plant.


    Bookmark   June 20, 2004 at 2:12AM
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sandif(Z6/Southwest IL)

Hi, thank you very much for the advice.

Sorry I didn't respond earlier... could not find my posting! \o/

    Bookmark   July 2, 2004 at 10:42PM
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