Tulips are some of the most beautiful and hardy flowers, which offer a beautiful decoration, both in your own garden and in a pot or vase. Therefore, it is important to know how to take care of them, so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible, regardless of the season. The article below comes to your aid with useful and easy to follow tips so that you have beautiful tulips all year round!
- Tulips - care and multiplication
- Caring for garden tulips
- Caring for tulips in pots
1. Tulips - care and multiplication
Tulips can multiply when planted in the ground. This procedure should be done in the fall, in early November. Regarding the choice of bulbs, suitable are those that are heat treated, which do not show soft areas or scratches. One bulb can generate up to 5 new bulbs, and in this way the flower can multiply. They should also be 5-6 cm deep and 10-15 cm apart when planted in the ground.
As for the area where it should be planted, the tulip needs a lot of sun and a lot of heat, which means that a shady place is not favorable for it. By following these steps, until the end of spring, you will be able to enjoy beautiful and healthy plants.
For a small garden, the multiplication process is quite complicated. It is said that when the plant dries, the bulbs should be removed and replanted in another place in the soil, but this process is not recommended to be done in the same season. However, if you want to follow the tradition, be sure to store them in a shady, cool place away from light.2. Caring for garden tulips
Once the bulbs have reached the ground, all you have to do is take proper care of them:
- if it rains weekly, there is no need to water them;
- in winter, they must be watered until the ground freezes, if this process does not happen naturally;
- after precipitation in large quantities, remove puddles of water around them;
- remove weeds from around whenever you have the opportunity;
- add nutrients to the soil.
The care of tulips after flowering is a little different, considering that the season changes and the temperatures increase:
- if you see that the flower is starting to grow, you can water it every 5 days;
- during the summer, the tulip gets wet only if it doesn't rain and there is a drought;
- the yellowed leaves will be removed;
- when the petals dry out, cut off the entire flower cup to allow the stem to regenerate.
3. Caring for tulips in pots
When you live in an apartment or you do not have the opportunity to plant your own flowers, but you want to enjoy a beautiful bouquet of tulips, you can always call on the services of a online florists, which will provide you with the most spectacular arrangements. These can be a gift for a loved one or you can buy them yourself for your pleasure.
When it comes to caring for tulips in a vase or in a pot, the process is not the same as for bulbs planted in the ground. In order to keep their freshness and fragrance as long as possible, they should not be exposed to the sun.
Whether you choose one bouquet with tulips from a flower shop or you make it from your own garden, from the moment it is placed in a container with water, it must be placed in a cool and shaded area of the house. In addition, it is advisable to change the water every 2 days, and during this time to wash the flower pot to make sure that there are no bacteria that come in contact with the stem. It should be cut every 2-3 days, in an oblique section of 2 cm.
One thing that not many people know is that the tulip is a geotropic plant. This means that she has a natural tendency to grow down. Thus, a bent flower does not mean that it is "past".
So, consider the tips and information above regarding the care of tulips and enjoy a spectacular bouquet of flowers for as long as possible!
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