Brazilian Gloxinia likes to grow in warm, humid, semi shade, free from strong light, loose and rich humus, fertile and slightly acidic sandy soil environment. The suitable temperature for growing period is 20-25 ℃, which is not cold resistant. However, Brazilian Gloxinia has strict requirements on temperature. It is easy for flowers to wither and rot in winter. How to solve this problem? Let’s take a concrete look today, how to water in winter, Brazilian Gloxinia can care well.
1、 What kind of water should be poured:
Brazilian Gloxinia is suitable for growing in acid-base environment, so when watering, the water quality is suitable for slightly acid-base environment. The water poured should be clean, and must not contact with the leaves, because there is villus on the leaves, do not touch the water, it is easy to cause rot, so do not spray water on the flowers and leaves. Even if watering, we should also pay attention not to produce splashes, pollution leaves and flowers.
When watering, especially within one week after budding, a little fertilizer with good proportion can be added to water to provide nutrition for the growth of buds.
2、 When to water:
Brazilian Gloxinia is extremely afraid of dampness and dryness. The best watering time is around 10 a.m., so that by noon, there will be no water in the flowerpot, which will not cause Brazilian Gloxinia to rot due to lack of oxygen and water. If the leaves wilt in the course of a day, it is that the water is too little in the morning, or the water evaporates too much at noon, which leads to the drying of the soil. At this time, you can supplement the water properly, and you must slowly pour it in!
3、 How much water should be poured:
Brazilian Gloxinia cannot lack water, but Brazilian Gloxinia is also afraid of standing water. Brazilian Gloxinia’s leaves are also afraid of water, so they should never be watered by spraying water. There are two main methods of watering.
First, we should slowly and evenly water along the edge of the pot, observe the change of the soil when watering, and do not have water accumulation. After paying the tax, dig 2cm deep. Look at the moisture in the lower layer of the soil. If it is dry, make up the water properly. It still needs to be poured in slowly.
Second, in order to prevent splashing during watering, you can choose to use the method of soaking. Put the flowerpot into a large pot, and fill the pot with water. Through the suction of the soil, the water will be sucked in from the drainage hole and then absorbed by the plants. This can effectively grasp the amount of water added to prevent excessive water from causing plant decay.
No matter how you water it, you should make sure that the soil is well drained to prevent diseases of Brazil gloxinia.
4、Brazilian gloxinia Winter maintenance:
Brazilian Gloxinia is not hardy to cold. When the temperature drops to 5 ℃ in winter, it will enter the dormancy period.
In winter, keep the environment dry and sufficient light. If the humidity is too high and the temperature is too low, the tubers are very perishable, so reduce the number of watering.