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Gloxinias ornamental tuberous-rooted hothouse plants


Gloxinias ornamental tuberous-rooted hothouse plantsGloxinias are a very ornamental family of tuberous-rooted hothouse plants. They are of two classes, the drooping and the erect. Pot at any time during January and March in a mixture of equal quantities of loam, peat, and sand, with the addition of a little vegetable soil, and place in a warm (60 degrees Fahrenheit), moist temperature, where they can be favoured with a little shade.

In summer supply the roots plentifully with water, but give them very little in winter. Overhead watering is likely to rot the leaves and flowers.

Gloxinias Maculata is increased by division. The leaves of most of the others, if taken off close to the stem, and planted, will soon make young plants.

They may be raised from seed sown from March to July in a hothouse or frame having a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They flower in June, and on into September. Their height varies from 6 inches to 1 feet.