Gladiolus are available with flowers in a huge range of colors, including apricot, blue, burgundy, pink, gold, red, orange, and white, as well as multicolored varieties. It is sometimes called the sword lily. A great cutting flower, gladioli look beautiful in midsummer bouquets. Height ranges from 2 to 5 feet.Their stems are generally unbranched, producing 1 to 9 narrow, sword-shaped, longitudinal grooved leaves. The flower spikes are large and one-sided. They are united at their base into a tube-shaped structure.
|Common Name||Sword lily|
|Height||Up to 5 feet|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
- Planting time is October for plains and March-April for hills.
- Dig a hole about 5 cm deep to sow the bulb.
- Set the bulb in the hole, pointy end up, then cover with soil and press firmly
- Space bulbs 6 to 8 inches apart
- Following are the suggested compositions for bulb plantation: Garden soil + Compost + Perlite + Sand (2:2:1:1) or, Soil + Cocopeat + vermicompost (1:1:1)
- Gladiolas bulbs submerge in the water until they do not germinate well
- After germinated bulb is planted in the potting mix
- Keep the plant where the maximum sunlight is available
- Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry
- Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season
- Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am
- You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector
- You should fertilize a plant at planting time and growing season
- Mulch the potting mix with organic material
|Sunlight||Full to partial sunlight|
|Soil||Sandy loam soil|
|Temperature||20 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Gladiolus special feature
- This flowering bulbous plant is used as the ornamental purpose.