These plants are bulbeous. The Crocus minimus has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. This plant in the spring assumes a purple colouring; it is small in size and can reach 15 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Temperatures Crocus minimus
Let's grow the The Crocus minimus in a luminous place, with direct sunlight. These plants don't like the cold weather during this time of year. If the minimum night-time temperatures are very harsh it is best to cover the The Crocus minimus with non-woven fabric.If you desire cleaning the ground from the bulbous plants after flowering, wait for the leaves to dry; later itís possible to take the bulbs out of the ground and place them somewhere dark, cool and dry, until the best season to plant them again.
Irrigation Crocus minimus
We suggest watering the The Crocus minimus every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. We suggest not to exceed with the waterings: if the soil remains damp too long, it can favour the development of rotten in the bulbs.
Adversity Crocus minimus
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Substrate Crocus minimus
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
Cultivate Crocus minimus
If desired, we can grow the The Crocus minimus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.