How to cultivate
Usually the glossinias are purchased in full bloom, it is difficult to buy the tubers, the plant in full bloom should be kept in a very bright place, but not directly exposed to sunlight, especially during the hottest hours of the day, we could position it on the terrace, or at home, the important thing is that it receives a lot of light, so as to encourage the continuous development of new buds.
The soil should be kept constantly moist, not soaked in water; it is sufficient to water when with the fingers we feel that the soil is starting to dry up: in summer also every 2-3 days, in spring about once a week. Let’s avoid soaking the soil too much, in order not to favour the development of harmful rottenness of the tuber.
Let’s also avoid leaving the plant completely dry for a long time; if the soil dries up the glossinia withers, in the watering the soil the plant recovers, but it can’t stand more than a couple of events of this kind in a season.
Every week, we add flowering plant fertiliser to the water from the watering of the flowering plant fertiliser.
The leaves and flowers fear very much the proximity with the water, if they are wet they ruin quickly and irretrievably; when we water let’s remember to wet only the soil and not the plant, because usually the foliage completely covers the pot let’s arm ourselves with a watering can with spout, so that we can well direct the jet of water.
- To the genus sinningia belong dozens of species of flowering plants of tropical origin, widespread in nature in Central and South America; Sinningia speciosa is the botanical species from which they are…
In autumn the plant deteriorates and dries up; at this point let’s leave the soil to dry completely and then place the pot or even just the tuber in a dark, dry and cool place, with temperatures above 10°C. In the spring we can relocate the tuber in a pot, in a good, fresh and well drained soil, with the upper part just at ground level; as soon as we see the first small shoots we will start watering again and keeping the plant in a bright place.
Generally the glossinia plants bloom again for two to three years and then begin to produce ever smaller flowers; if we wish to keep the flower of our specimen we can propagate the plant by leaf cutting. This cutting is done in the summer, or late spring; let’s take a nice healthy leaf, make small incisions along the central veins and place the leaf on a good soil mixed with sand, stopping it with some metal horses.
Let’s keep the container in a place where it is not too sunny, but bright, and let’s water it periodically, to avoid leaving the compound completely dry. From the cuts on the veins will sprout small plants, which within a few weeks can be removed from the leaf and repotted individually.
Glossinia – Gloxinia: Gloxinia or Sinningia?
The genus Gloxinia once counted about twenty species, which over time have been much reduced; now it counts only a few species, among which the Gloxinia perennis is the most widespread; some species produce small tubular flowers, at the apex of the stems.
The genus Sinningia is often confused with that of Gloxinia, due to the similarity of the flowers and the appearance of the plant, but these are two separate genera, related by the fact that they are widespread in South America, and by the fact that they belong to the family of gesneriaceae.
- With the term ‘glossary’, we are indifferently a vent in the specie of Sinningia all the origin of the origin of America of Sudan.
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