As for the pruning of plants, it’s very important to choose the right time. Generally speaking, we will judge according to the growth stage of plants, but the growth habits and the division of growth stages of each plant are different. Then how does Brazilian Gloxinia prune?
1. Brazilian gloxinia Pruning before flowering
Generally, before Brazilian Gloxinia blooms, prune the shoots and take the way of heart picking.
Picking the heart is to remove the top flower branch, so as to promote the growth of more lateral branches, so as to produce more flowers.
It is better to pick the heart early rather than later. Picking the heart early is conducive to early formation and flowering. After picking the heart, select 2-3 buds with similar height and appropriate position to leave, so as to ensure the smooth opening of the flower.
2. Brazilian gloxinia Pruning when flowering
After Brazilian Gloxinia blooms, if the leaves around the flower hinder the normal growth of the flower, you can cut off part of the leaves or half of the leaves according to the actual situation and needs.
In this way, pruning the leaves can make the flowers all concentrate on the top of the plant, forming a kadam bundle, and the ornamental effect will be better.
After pruning, Brazilian Gloxinia can produce up to 18 flowers at a time. Among them, a Brazilian Gloxinia growd in a 12 cm flowerpot, with a plant height of no more than 15 cm and only two branches, i.e. 16 flowers are blooming at the same time, which is very beautiful.
3. Brazilian gloxinia Pruning after flowering
After flowering, if the soil fertility is growd and properly managed, it will draw out the second batch of buds.
After flowering, if there is no need to keep the seeds, it is better to cut off the flower stems to control the loss of nutrients, which is conducive to the continuous flowering and the growth and development of tubers.
After flowering, in winter, the tubers of Brazilian Gloxinia should be preserved. A section of leafless stem with a length of about 3-4cm should be selected. Sand storage should be carried out in time and the temperature should not be lower than 5 ℃.
During the winter, the sand should not be too wet, or the bulbs will rot. if the sand is too dry, spray water appropriately to prevent the stem from drying. When the spring is warm and the flowers are blooming, the tubers of Brazilian Gloxinia will sprout, select new buds as needed, and enter a new round of maintenance and trimming.