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.We suggest growing the The Haemanthus coccineus In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.
Fertilization Haemanthus coccineus
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.
Generalities Haemanthus coccineus
The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. These plants are bulbeous. This plant in the summer assumes a red colouring; it is small in size and can reach 30 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Watering Haemanthus coccineus
Letís avoid watering the The Haemanthus coccineus excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of 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.
Treatments Haemanthus coccineus
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 Haemanthus coccineus
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
Notes Haemanthus coccineus
If desired, we can grow the The Haemanthus coccineus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.