Plant Care Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia

About Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia is a climbing herbaceous pernnial with showy pink flowers native to mountains and canyons in Mexico which climbs by twining.


Lophospermum erubescens

Also known as

Mexican twist, Mexican twist and Creeping gloxinia

How to care for Creeping Gloxinia


How often to water your Creeping Gloxinia

Water needs for Creeping Gloxinia
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Gloxinia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Creeping Gloxinia

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Mexican twist in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Creeping Gloxinia: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Creeping Gloxinia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Creeping Gloxinia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Creeping Gloxinia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Creeping Gloxinia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Creeping Gloxinia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Creeping Gloxinia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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