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Ixia: all maintenance tips


The ixia is a formidable perennial with an equally remarkable flowering.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Ixia
Family : Iridaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 30 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, rather light

Flowering : May to August

An essential bulb flower in gardens, it is easy to care for.

Planting the ixia

Planting is an important step because it will promote good growth and flowering of the ixia.

Plant the ixia bulbs in late summer or fall about 4 inches deep.

Side exposure, prefer a good sunshine, even partial shade.

  • Find our tips for planting bulbs
  • Plant bulbs in clayey or flooded soil

Keep a spacing of about 10 cm between each bulb and put at least 20 bulbs per place, this gives a very nice decorative effect.

Ixia and seasonal maintenance

Remove faded flowers as you go to stimulate flowering.

When the foliage is completely wilted, you can remove it. It is important to wait until it has completely yellowed because the plant needs this to build up its reserves for the next flowering.

IXia is easy to care for and is resistant to most diseases and pests.

Things to know about ixia

Although a priori, only Mediterranean climates are able to accommodate ixias, this plant adapts perfectly to bright interiors.

  • In clumps, in pots or in rockery, it will give magnificent flowers with various colors.

Theixia is part of the large Iridaceae family. While the genus Ixia was not founded until 1935, the plant was discovered in 1766.

Originally from South Africa, it has adapted perfectly to our climates and it now adorns many gardens, balconies and terraces.

The name "ixia" comes from the Greek "iksia" which means "mistletoe ", In connection with its sticky and sticky roots, like the plant of the druids.

Smart tip about ixia

In bloom, cut a few stems and put them in a vase with a little foliage, the decorative effect is guaranteed!


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