Plant Care Mexican twist

Mexican twist

About Mexican twist

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

Creeping gloxinia

How to care for Mexican twist


How often to water your Mexican twist

Water needs for Mexican twist
0.5 cups
every 9

Mexican twist 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 Mexican twist

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 Mexican twist: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mexican twist 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.

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


How to fertilize Mexican twist

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mexican twist: 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 Mexican twist after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Mexican twist

Mexican twist

Mexican twist

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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