Mighty Glox!Wednesday, March 03, 2010
For this Gloxinia to re-bloom, I have two persons to thank. Firstly, Ha Xuan who has shared with me on how to get the plant to re-grow and bloom. And secondly, Julia who has helped me to water my plants when I was away during the Chinese New Year holidays. Both are really big blessings to me and my garden :-D
The process is simply cutting off all its leaves (basically the whole plant) after the all flower buds have blossomed. But I left a tiny plant to re-grow. This is probably why it grew so fast... it took about two months only.
Also don't forget to apply fertiliser and be extra careful on the watering. One of my Gloxinias rotted in the process and I have to re-grow it again. Fortunately for Gloxinia, its roots/tubers are stronger than its leaves. Their leaves may rot away but its roots could bring the plant back to life again :-D
I have also tried to use the leaves to propagate more plants. Only leaves that I placed in this small container managed to grow a few little plants.
In any case, Gloxinia is really wonderful plant to have and to give!
Dear Sarah Sofia Ganborg, thank you (Danke!) for passing me the award below. I hope you like Gloxinia. It would be tough for me to send you one but I hope you enjoyed the above pics :-)
I would like to pass this award to Wendy of Greenish Thumb, Armanda of Fantasie-Delizie-E... nonsolo..., Helen of My Rustic Bajan Garden and Foodbin's wife of Foodbin as they also frequently share their delicious recipes and dishes in their blog. Happy sharing those good and yummy food!