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?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Leaf miner, spider mites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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.

Scientific name:

Dietes

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