During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Sword lily can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero. 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.Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.
Generalities Sword lily
These plants are bulbeous. This plant in the autumn assumes a purplepink colouring; it is large in size and can reach 1 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. When growing these plants tend to go up, developing very little in width, and they tend to have a columnar development.
Fertilization Sword lily
Letís use a slow release fertilizer, or manure, when planting, mixing the product to the ground; during the spring letís mix, every 15-20 days, a specific fertilizer for bulbous plants to our irrigation water, starting from the moment in which the first flowers are withering.
Watering Sword lily
Letís water the The Sword lily frequently and regularly; every 0-1 weeks we should wet the soil deeply, using 2-3 glasses of water , but avoiding wetting it too much. 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.
Treatments Sword lily
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.
Soil Sword lily
Letís favour a humid, heavy, scarcely drained soil for these bulbous plants.
Notes - Sword lily
If desired, we can grow the The Sword lily in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.