These plants are bulbeous. The Ithuriel s spear has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. This plant in the summer assumes a bluepurple colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 50 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Exposure Ithuriel s spear
Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the the Ithuriel s spear 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.
Watering Ithuriel s spear
Letís avoid watering the the Ithuriel s spear 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 Ithuriel s spear
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 Ithuriel s spear
Letís favour soft soils, with an elevated drainage.
Notes Ithuriel s spear
If desired, we can grow the the Ithuriel s spear in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.