These plants can be put outdoors only if any danger of freezings has gone by. 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 Nerine in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.
These plants are bulbeous. This plant in the autumn assumes a red colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 50 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.
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.
We suggest watering the The Nerine 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.
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.
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
If desired, we can grow the The Nerine in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
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