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Gloxinia Dormancy?

Posted by eahamel 9a (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 28, 11 at 18:36

I got a gloxinia a few months ago on sale for $2.00 at the grocery store because it was just about bloomed out. It's doing well under lights, but the leaves started turning brown. I did some research and found that it's going dormant. So, I quit watering it.

This afternoon, I took it off the shelf so I could put it in another room for a few months. Well, it's put on a lot of new leaves, and looks like it has several "stems" that are putting on those new leaves. I gave it a drink with dilute AV fertilizer.

I've never had a glox before and am assuming it isn't ready to go dormant yet. I'm not using heat much and the room is staying in the 60's or 70's.

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RE: Gloxinia Dormancy?

If it's sending out new leaves, it's not ready to go dormant. After they bloom they start to die, kinda weird and they die back to nothing, just a pot of soil. It was really weird the first time I saw one do this. I thought I had killed it. They need to be dry for a period of time. I haven't had one for about 35 years. Sorry I can't tell you more.

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