Iris japonica grow and care – geophyte of the genus iris also known as Crested iris. Iris japonica perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.
Leaves grow in a sword-shaped, top of the leaves biased toward mostly bend to down; leaves grow in groups linked together.
Iris japonica flower
Flowers color: light blue sometimes almost white, with orange purple spots, the flower has 6 petals in the outer circle, 3 petals has colors orange purple spots and it cover with inner petal.
How to grow Iris japonica growing and care: Covered soil, also can grow in flooded soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive, start to grow in one spot and send new growth without control
Recommended planting season? Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases: Slug
Pruning season: When the leaves is dead
How to prune: In the end necessary to prune the old leaves and the remain of the flower
Size of the plant? 10-30 cm, 4-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Shade/ Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: No
Bloom season: Winter, spring
General information about the flower Flowers color: light blue sometimes almost white, with orange purple spots, the flower has 6 petals in the outer circle, 3 petals has colors orange purple spots and it cover with inner petal.