Good afternoon, dear friends. Today in Decoration and Gardens, we want to talk about the multiplication of bulbous plants and their different types. As it is an extensive topic we will do it in two parts.
For all those who do not sound the bulbous plants We tell you that these species are called that when they have some of the following types of underground organs, which we will mention below: Bulbs, cormos, tunnels, tubers, tuberous roots, rozomas and pseudobulbs. These organs serve as a nutrient reserve and can be several types, as we have just seen.
The majority of bulbous species are plants that can multiply through the seeds. There are different methods to do this. For example, multiplication by seed or reproduction in bulbous tends to occur when we want to get new varieties of them.
There are exceptions such as Dwarf Dahlias or the Freesias that do not reach too long before blooming, but generally it takes 3 to 5 years before they are able to bloom. Sometimes they do not usually preserve the characteristics of the mother plant.
In order for these to prevail, vegetative propagation is usually used, using cuttings, division … etc.
To sow these plants, they are not usually done directly in the soil. First we take a plastic or wooden pot. Remember that the humidity should be constant … we can always achieve this by covering the planted surface with a plastic, a glass or perhaps a well damp thick cloth. Remember to remove the cover once the plant germinates. As an ideal temperature it will be between 14 and 18 degrees.
Once the plants have grown enough to touch or manipulate them without spoiling them, we can extract them from the seedbed and transplant them. To do this, use a spatula and potting substrate. Remember to keep a distance between 3-5 cm between them.
In the next article we will talk about bulbs … which are one of the underground organs that make up some of the bulbous plants.
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