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Care of the plant Freesia x hybrida or Freesia hybrid.

Care of the plant Freesia x hybrida or Freesia hybrid

The genus Freesia, family Iridaceae, includes 15 species and numerous cultivars of corm plants native to South Africa. Some species are: Freesia x hybrida, Freesia alba, Freesia fucata, Freesia laxa, Freesia grandiflora, Freesia refracta.

Common name: Freesia hybrid. This plant is a hybrid between the species Freesia refracta, Freesia leictlinii and Freesia corimbosa, among others.

They are herbaceous plants with corms that reach 40-50 cm in height. The leaves are long, narrow, flat and pointed. The attractive, scented tubular flowers appear in clusters and can be cream, yellow, white, red, orange, mauve, purple, or pink in color. They bloom in spring.

They are used in rockery, in rustic gardens, in borders, in pots as balcony, terrace and indoor plants and as cut flowers.

Freesia x hybrida prefers full sun exposure but also grows in semi-shade. They do not resist frost.

The soil can be normal garden soil with peat, coarse sand, and manure. The planting of the bulbs is done at the end of autumn.

Water regularly so that the substrate is always slightly damp. After flowering stop watering until the leaves dry completely. The bulbs are then removed and stored in a dry, dark place until planting.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases; if the environment is excessively hot and humid, aphids and mites can appear.

They are propagated by division of the bulbs and from seeds. Plant the bulbs 5-8 cm deep and 6 cm apart from each other.

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Freesia x hybrida
Freesia x hybrida
Freesia x hybrida
Freesia x hybrida
Freesia x hybrida
Freesia x hybrida
Freesia fucata
Freesia fucata
Freesia fucata