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 suggest to position the the Freesia in a sunny spot at least a few hours a day.These plants don't like excessively harsh temperatures, with night-time minimum temperatures below 0°C. during the spring in general they are grown in a covered place, moving them outdoors, or uncovering them, when there isn't any danger of sudden temperature drops.
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.
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. These plants have trunks or roots which store nourishment, originating bulbs or tubers. The Freesia is medium in size and 30 cm in height; in the winter it assumes a pink colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
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.
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.
Locate in a deep and dissolved soil, with an accentuated drainage.
Plant - Freesia
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.