Gladiolus grow and care – geophyte herbaceous of the genus Gladiolus also known as Sword lily or Gladiola, Gladiolus perennial deciduous used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Leaves color green in sward shape.
Flower color can be: red, white, yellow, purple, pink or orange can be more than one color in the flowers, the flowers grow on stalk and start to bloom from bottom to the top.
What is the best way to start growing Gladiola: Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes if you want the same color
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Planting season: Spring
Pests and diseases: Spider mites, rust, thrips, aphids
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: When the leaves dies cut in the base of the plant
Size of the plant? 40-150 cm, 16-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower Flowers color can be: red, white, yellow, purple, pink or orange can be more than one color in the flowers, the flowers grow on stalk and start to bloom from bottom to the top.