How to transplant gloxinia
Gloxinia - this is a very beautiful and popular houseplant that enjoys a great amount of light. Therefore Gloxinia grow in the shadows, it is not likely to succeed. In nature, there are several species of this plant, whose flowers have different shapes and colors. Transplant gloxinia is best in the spring when the flowering period is terminated.
You will need:
- pot right size - the soil - tuber gloxinia.
Instruction how to transplant gloxinia
Start replant tubers gloxinia in a period of rest, when they appear small sprouts. Do not let the germ grew too big, so the sooner you transplant the plant, the better for him.
Prepare tubers gloxinia transplants. Carefully remove it from the pot and clean the old soil. Remove the old roots and wash the tuber in water to be able to see the presence or absence of rot, damaged or rotten.
If the roots and tuber plants are damaged, will cut the affected areas and dry the tuber during the day. Then place it in a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Soft and shriveled tubers wrap in a damp cloth and allow it to acquire elasticity, leave for 3 days. This time is enough to tuber has become more solid.
For gloxinia transplants take nutritious, light and air and water-permeable soil, prepared on the basis of peat. In such soil will decrease the probability of decay and the Gulf of tuber plants.
An important point is correctly chosen transplant pot in diameter, it should be 5-6 cm larger than the tuber. If transplanted gloxinia in too big a pot, the roots and leaves will grow very slowly, flowering will be too late.
Put on the bottom of the pot drainage layer which should be about 1-2 cm. Top sprinkle cooked soil, make it hollow for tubers gloxinia.
Place the tuber in the groove and cover with soil to 2/3 so that its tip remained open and did not get to the ground sprouts.
Carefully pour the soil around the plant, try to avoid contact with the water and the center of the tuber sprouts. Once the sprouts grow up a little bit, you can add a little soil in the pot and sprinkle with fully a tuber.
Planting depth is very important for planting, the tuber should be completely in the ground. Begin to fertilize the plant after 4-6 weeks after transplantation.