Freesia Hybrid is a cormous perennial that grows to 0.4 m high. The leaves are 10–30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10–40 cm tall bearing a few leaves with trumpet-like cream, white, yellow or purple flowers in spring. The Flowers have a rich, sweet fragrance that has been a prized ingredient in perfumes for centuries.
Scientific Name: Freesia hybrids
Common Name: Freesia
How to grow and maintain Freesia (Freesia hybrids):
It thrives best in bright light. Some direct morning sunlight is fine.
It grows best in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained, any good potting mix.
Water thoroughly, Keep the soil evenly moist in spring through fall. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between each watering. Reduce watering in the winter.
It prefers warm temperatures 80°F / 27°C until corms start sprouting, then keep cool 60°F – 65°F/ 16°C – 18°C while freesia plant is growing and flowering.
It prefers moderate humidity around 40-50% relative humidity.
Fertilize every two weeks in spring and summer with a balanced high-potassium liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
It can be easily propagated by seeds and corms won’t bloom a second time indoors. They do produce offsets that can be planted. After blooming, allow the foliage to die back naturally, remove the stems and store the offsets in a dry place.
Pests and Diseases:
It has no serious pest or disease problems