The Dahl's cup lichen is a year or two year long plant. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. Dahl's cup lichen isn't an evergreen; during the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a orange colouring; the adult species are medium in size and reach 60 cm in height.
Temperatures Dahl's cup lichen
For a balanced development of the The Dahl's cup lichen it is advisable to locate it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. The Dahl's cup lichen can't tolerate freezings, therefore it is best to grow it in a cold green house or in an apartment; during late Spring we can place them outside, when all risks of freezings are unprobable.During the period of vegetative rest, itís possible to take the bulbs or tubers out of the ground; the well cleaned and dried bulbs should be placed in a cool, dry and dark place; to be planted later on during the most indicated time of year.
Irrigation Dahl's cup lichen
Letís water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 1-2 glasses of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 1-2 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. To avoid that the bulb or tuber should become rotten, we must remember to avoid excessively abundant waterings, which keep the soil wet for a long time.
Adversity Dahl's cup lichen
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Substrate Dahl's cup lichen
We advise cultivating these bulbous plants in a soft and light, very well drained, soil.
Cultivate Dahl's cup lichen
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.