The bulbous and similar are plants that produce very cheerful flowers, but they tend to be short-lived. In fact, there is one that is known as day flower precisely because of that, because it is only enjoyed for a few hours.
Fortunately, it produces many during its season, so at first it could be an inconvenience, in the end it turns out that it is not so much. Here we tell you how to take care of it.
Origin and characteristics
Belonging to the genus Tigridia, which is made up of 35 species distributed between Chile and Mexico, they are plants that have a corm (it is an apparatus of the plant that has fibers and vessels where it stores nutrients that will allow it to stay alive in cold times). The best known is the Tigridia Pavoniaknown as tiger flower.
Its leaves sprout towards the end of winter / beginning of spring, and are linear-lanceolate, green in color. Flowers appear from mid spring / early summerand they are of very different colors: pink, red, orange, yellow.
What are their cares?
Would you like to have a copy? Find out how to take care of it:
- Location: it must be outside, in full sun.
- Pot: Add a first layer of perlite or claystone, and then fill the pot with black peat or mulch.
- Garden: grows in all types of soils as long as they are fertile and have good drainage.
- Irrigation: 2-3 times a week.
- Subscriber: in spring and summer, with a fertilizer for bulbous plants following the indications specified on the packaging. If you prefer, you can use organic fertilizers, such as egg or banana shells, or compost if you have it planted in the ground.
- Multiplication: by the corm, which is planted in autumn. Also for seeds in spring.
- Rusticity: withstands light frosts down to -3ºC.
I hope you really enjoy your one-day flower .