Bulbous plants are species that have their underground organs of nutrient reserves. This type of plant is multiplied by seeds, cutting the rhizome and separating the bulbs.
Through seed multiplication from bulbous plants, new varieties and species can be obtained. Let's keep in mind that the seeds go from 3 to 5 years before they can bloom, although there are exceptions such as the dwarf dahlias that are sown at the end of the winter and can bloom the same year or the freesias that take 6 to 12 months to start Its flowering stage.
The seed descent is very dispersed by the combination of genera. Sometimes vegetative propagation is used thanks to which individuals identical to their parent can be obtained.
Usually the sowing of the bulbosas is carried out directly in the chosen land, It can be made in plastic or wooden containers. It is very important that adequate humidity is obtained and that it be kept as constant as possible. The ideal temperature is around 14 to 18 degrees.
When the silver has an appropriate size, it is removed from the seedbed and transferred to a pot with a substrate, maintaining the distance of up to 5 centimeters between them. At the time of transfer, care must be taken not to damage the stem or roots. The fact of placing them or not in a greenhouse will depend on the species.
If we refer to the bulb multiplication we must bear in mind that these have a bas basal disk ’from whose apex the floral stem is born.
Bulbs can be classified into flaky and tunicated. The tunicates have an overlapping base similar to that of onions, the flaky bulbs present the overlapping and constancy bases. The multiplication requires a separation of bulbs or bullets that form around the original bulb. It is important to know that flowering can be lost year after year.
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