Let's grow the The Sword lily outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many 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.Let's grow the The Sword lily in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.
Care Sword lily
These plants are bulbeous. This plant in the summer assumes a white 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.
Feed 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.
Irrigation Sword lily
We suggest watering the The Sword lily 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 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.
Substrate Sword lily
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
Cultivate 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.