We suggest to position the The Crocus speciosus in a sunny spot at least a few hours a day. 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.We advise cultivating the The Crocus speciosus outdoors, since it doesn't fear cold temperatures.
Cultivation Crocus speciosus
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Crocus speciosus is small in size and 10 cm in height; in the autumn it assumes a blue colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants have trunks or roots which store nourishment, originating bulbs or tubers.
Fertilize Crocus speciosus
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.
Water Crocus speciosus
Water sporadically, with 1-2 glasses of water , leaving the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when watering we suggest avoiding excesses, but to wet the substratum well. Let's act every 1-2 weeks . 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.
Pests Crocus speciosus
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.
Mold Crocus speciosus
Locate in a deep and dissolved soil, with an accentuated drainage.
Plant Crocus speciosus
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.