The Italian lords and ladies can bear minimum temperatures a few degrees below zero; in general during the Spring it would be grown outdoors without any problems, but if the harsh temperatures should go down it is advised to cover it with non-woven fabric. 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.Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.
Care 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.
Feed 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.
Irrigation Italian lords and ladies
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 1-2 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 glasses of water . 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.
Adversity 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.
Substrate Italian lords and ladies
Locate in a deep and dissolved soil, with an accentuated drainage.
Cultivate - 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.