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.

Taxonomy

Lophospermum erubescens
Lophospermum
Plantaginaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Mexican twist, Mexican twist and Creeping gloxinia

How to care for Creeping Gloxinia

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Creeping Gloxinia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Mexican twist Water Frequency →

Mexican twist Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Creeping Gloxinia requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Mexican twist Light Requirements →

Mexican twist Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern
🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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