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Propagating gloxinia in jar of water - updates!!

Posted by mukaketupat Malaysia (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 20, 07 at 1:58

Some people in the forum have asked if we could propagate gloxinia in a jar of water. Well, so i decided to experiment. After 2 weeks, finally, the roots are starting to grow. Yay! For images click here -

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RE: Propagating gloxinia in jar of water - updates!!

Oh yes, it works :) You should be getting a swelling at the base which will become a lumpy tuber before long.

Here's a picture from several years ago when I discovered that old bloom stalks propagate as well as leaves (and you don't have to tear the plant up apart!)

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Here is a link that might be useful: Pedicel propagation (in case pic doesn't show above)

RE: Propagating gloxinia in jar of water - updates!!

vincent!! oh wow!! thank you for this. i really cant wait! :)

RE: Propagating gloxinia in jar of water - updates!!

forgive me for not catching on completely...

does this mean to put stems into water after they are DONE blooming ? If so I shall do this with mine. You asked for other colors, I would be willing to share, I have a mix of colors.

RE: Propagating gloxinia in jar of water - updates!!

Wow, it looks fantastic! I will try it next time. Thanks for sharing the pix.


RE: Propagating gloxinia in jar of water - updates!!

Huh. I didn't realize it's been over a year since checking in here...

About the above question, yes, I gathered the stems after the flowers faded. Some even had seeds forming, which ripened and were viable. That didn't seem to slow down the tubers any. Later on, I started some to pot up in small pots by themselves, they made cute funny looking little star shaped plants. After they eventually went dormant, of course they grew back as regular clones of the plants they came from.

Thinking back, I honestly can't remember what possessed me to stick old flowers in water like that! The ones in the scan above were a couple of compact ones from the Gesneriad Society mixed seeds, which turned out to be fragrant. Hope I can find more someday when I have a place to grow plants again.

I never did get any other gesneriads to do this, except the occasional african violet.


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