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Planting and caring for acidantera are similar to gladioli


Planting and caring for an acidander is in many ways similar to that of a gladiolus. The color scheme is very diverse, from white to purple.

Because acidantera - tropical plant, then you need to give her a sunny place. You can also take a small shadow, but you run the risk of being left without flowering. It is usually grown in greenhouses, greenhouses, or in pots at home. Prefers light garden soil with good drainage system, non-acidic and fertile.

Planting and caring for acidantera do not present great difficulties. Corms are planted in the spring in the ground to a depth of 8 to 12 cm with a distance of 20 cm between flowers. First, they are grown in a greenhouse or on a windowsill in a warm and well-lit place. In a pot with a diameter of 16 cm, five corms are planted to a depth of 5 cm, strong plants with a long flowering period grow.

Reproduction can be carried out in three ways: seeds, corms and children. There are usually many children, so they are grown in a specially designated garden bed. With good care, they will bloom in the first fall. Seeds are sown in winter, by summer they can already be transplanted into open ground. When transplanting, try not to hurt the root system, as the plant does not like this very much.

After the flowering period, the acidander is pruned, leaving stems 10 - 15 cm long above the ground. As soon as the cold begins, they dig it out. The roots are cleaned of excess, dried at a temperature of 2 ° C and stored in a paper bag at a temperature of 15 ° C.


Watch the video: Growing Acidanthera. Gladiolus Murielae (October 2021).