These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside. If necessary we can extract the bulbs from the ground, during the vegetative rest; after letting them dry we should place them in a cool, dry and dark place. During the most indicated season we can plant them again.the Italian lords and ladies should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.
Generalities Italian lords and ladies
These plants have trunks or roots which store nourishment, originating bulbs or tubers. The Italian lords and ladies is small in size and 25 cm in height; in the spring it assumes a yellowgreen colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal.
Fertilization Italian lords and ladies
Bulbous plants use nutritious substances stored from the previous year for their flowering ; this is why usually the soil should be enriched, during planting, with a slow release or organic fertilizer. Later we must fertilize with a specific fertilizer for bulbous plants, every 15-20 days, starting from the moment in which the first flowers are withering.
Watering Italian lords and ladies
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. These plants don't need too much water; staying in a soil which is too damp, can easily cause the development of rotten in the bulbs.
Treatments Italian lords and ladies
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Italian lords and ladies
Locate in a deep and dissolved soil, with an accentuated drainage.
Notes - Italian lords and ladies
The Italian lords and ladies produces fruits; the development of these plants makes it possible to also grow them in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.