During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Lily of the Incas can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.
Generalities Lily of the Incas
These plants are bulbeous. This plant in the summer assumes a pink colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 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.
Fertilization Lily of the Incas
In the spring letís fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
Watering Lily of the Incas
Letís avoid watering the The Lily of the Incas 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 2-3 glasses of water . These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Treatments Lily of the Incas
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 Lily of the Incas
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Notes Lily of the Incas
If desired, we can grow the The Lily of the Incas in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.