Plant Care Creeping Gloxinia
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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?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Mexican twist in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Creeping Gloxinia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Creeping Gloxinia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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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
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia

Creeping Gloxinia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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