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How To Grow :Narcissus tazetta ( indian nargis )

How To Grow :Narcissus tazetta ( indian nargis )

Narcissus tazetta are bulbous perenial plants grown for their fresh coloured graceful scented flowers. This plant has thin, flat leaves up to 40cm (16 inch) long and 15mm (0.6 inch) wide.Narcissus tazetta are bunch flowered (polyanthus) types of Narcissus and are most suitable species of this genus for use as indoor plants. Umbels have as many as 8 flowers, white with a yellow corona. The flowers have a cup (trumpet) shaped corona that are sometimes very much reduced in size and are backed by 6 petals.   Planting in potting mixture:  For growing Narcissus tazetta in potting mixture or bulb fibre use either waterproof...

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Ixia :How to grow

Exotic members of the iris family, ixia produce brilliant blossoms with often dramatically contrasting spots and blotches. These South African natives are ideal for the hot, dry climates of the southwest and can be grow in other warm areas if planted under roof overhangs to restrict water while still allowing the full sun conditions these plants prefer. Ixia grow from pudgy corms, much like those of crocuses, sometimes with slightly raised centers like a Hersey's chocolate kiss. The exteriors are usually covered with a light, clean netting. Plant ixia in groups in borders or containers for the greatest visual impact....

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Cannas - How To Grow

Cannas  - How To Grow

If surrounding yourself with bright colors makes you feel happy, if mixing electric pink tops with teal bottoms is your style, these plants are right up your alley. Canna lilies are big and bold, with leaves that fall into the "large" to "huge" range and flowers that follow suit. Site these horticultural Titans wherever moderate size shrubs would do, but would simple be too tame. . . as warm climate foundation plantings, along property lines lieu of fences and at the edges of ponds, reflected in the bright waters. Experiment with a few cannas and let your imagination go wild....

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How to grow caladium

How to grow caladium

Growing caladiums is easy with proper caladium care. These tropical-like plants are commonly grown for their multi-colored foliage, which may be green, white, red, or pink. Caladiums can be grown in containers or clumped together within beds and borders. There are numerous varieties of caladiums found in either the fancy-leaved or the strap-leaved cultivar. All of which can make a dramatic statement in the landscape.  How to Plant Caladiums Caladiums can be purchased as potted plants or dormant tubers. Their size depends on the variety. For the most part, each tuber has a large bud, which is often surrounded by...

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All about Liliums

All about Liliums

Growing Lilies How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Lilies Lilies have six plain or strikingly marked tepals (“petals”) and are often trumpet-shaped, sitting atop a tall, erect stem with narrow, long, lance-shaped leaves. They come in many beautiful colors, including pink, gold, red, orange, and white. Asiatic and Oriental lilies are the most popular garden lily varieties. Asiatic lilies bloom first in early winters . They are not fussy as long as they are grown in well-draining soil. They are the shortest type of lily (about 2 to 3 feet tall) and come in many colors, from pastel to tropical. They don’t have much of...

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