The most beautiful home flowers. Freesia.
We all know and love flowers such as roses,peonies, gladioli. Today freesia is becoming more popular among flower growers. These interesting bell-shaped flowers decorate any household plot for the joy of the hosts and their guests.
It should be noted that the cultivation of gladiolihad a positive effect on the further breeding of freesias, which had previously grown in sunny South Africa and numbered about 20 species. As a cultural plant freesia began to grow only at the end of the ХІX century.
Why is freesia so attractive now, onthe threshold of the latest developments, hybrids, unusual inflorescences? Probably, all business in exclusive beauty of external signs. For example, white freesia stands out among all other species, thanks to the delicate snow-white petals.
Flowers freesia - quite a rather large plant, which sometimes reaches 1 meter, while having elongated leaves and a strong aroma.
Any florist will tell you that every year freesia, a mix of its various varieties is increasingly used as a bouquet culture, and not just the decoration of the site.
Among flower lovers there is an opinion that freesiavery whimsical and always requires special attention and care. Experts also say that this is just a myth, which has been repeatedly denied by those who did not hesitate to grow a miracle flower.
Of course, some conditions for storage and landingfreesias still exist. For example, freesia flowers, like the gladiolus, are very photophilous. The temperature favorable for the growth and flowering of freesias varies between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Experienced gardeners recommend planting freesia inthe very beginning of April to a depth of 10 centimeters. Do not forget to provide abundant watering in the first two weeks to newly planted plants - this will help the roots to harden in the ground and get the optimum amount of nutrients.
Sprouting tubers begin already three weeks after planting. All this time, continue to feed plants with water, but in a smaller amount than in the first days.
To freesia grew up beautiful and healthy,it is necessary to feed them from time to time with nitrogen fertilizers (this can be saltpeter). Before starting the fertilizer it is better to consult with experienced gardeners.
More details on the tips for growing freesias on the windowsill.
In pots, a variety of flowers is usually grownfreesia, as a Freesia hybrid Freesia hybrida. It is not as big as ordinary freesia (about 50-60 cm). Its narrow linear leaves only emphasize the beauty of these flowers. Each inflorescence is on a fairly long peduncle, which has about a dozen flowers.
Do not forget to cut the dry flower stalk after flowering freesia, reduce watering it and for two months keep the plant in a dry warm room.
Remember that even with enough abundant wateringshould avoid excessive dampness, which will lead to rotting bulbs, the plant itself. This is not the best way to appear on the petals. Flowers freesia, of course, like to be capricious, but do not worry too much - it's sure to happen!
As for the soil for planting freesias, the bestoption will be an independently prepared mixture consisting of equal parts humus, leaf land, peat and sand. Of course, you can always purchase a special mixture at the nearest horticultural store. Do not forget about the drainage and choose a spacious large pot - freesia loves freedom.
Today, during the mass technicalprogress, many of us are happy to return to the earth, to work on it and care for plants. What can I say about beautiful flowers? Freesia - an excellent option for those who love beauty in all its manifestations: appearance, fragrance.
Beautiful bells of freesias you can alwayspresent to friends as a gift.