Dietes bicolor growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Dietes also known as African iris, Dietes bicolor 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 or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Leaves color green and narrow like sward shape leaves grow in groups linked together.
Dietes bicolor flower
Flowers color: light yellow to cream-white, the flower has 6 petals in the outer circle, 3 of the petals with black dots and red speckled, 3 petals in the inner circle in the color yellow.
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Requirements for Dietes bicolor 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:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / 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
Light yellow to cream-white, the flower has 6 petals in the outer circle, 3 of the petals with black dots and red speckled, 3 petals in the inner circle in the color yellow