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Freesia (Freesia hybrids) – Flowering plants

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):

Light:
It thrives best in bright light. Some direct morning sunlight is fine.

Soil:
It grows best in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained, any good potting mix.

Water:
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.

Temperature:
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.

Humidity:
It prefers moderate humidity around 40-50% relative humidity.

Fertilizer:
Fertilize every two weeks in spring and summer with a balanced high-potassium liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Propagation:
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

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