African iris growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Dietes also known as Fairy iris, African iris perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant and attract pollinators and can be used for cut flowers, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Leaves color green and narrow like sward shape leaves grow in groups linked together.
African iris flower
Flowers color can be: light purple almost white, white or yellow the flower has 6 petals in the outer circle, 3 of the petals yellow or with yellow stipe in the base, and the other 3 petals can be with brown-black dots in the base, 3 petals in the inner circle in the color purple, white, or yellow.
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Requirements for African iris growing and care:
Well drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Leaf miner, spider mites
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring, summer, autumn
General information about the flower:
Flower has 6 petals in the outer circle color can be: light purple almost white, white or yellow, 3 of the petals yellow or with yellow stipe in the base, and the other 3 petals can be with brown-black dots in the base, 3 petals in the inner circle in the color purple, white, or yellow.