Where is the right place for freesias?
The freesia likes it warm, it doesn't tolerate rain or frost at all. She is welcome to spend the summer outside, but should move back into the apartment early in the fall. It is best for the freesia to get temperatures between 15 ° C and 20 ° C, then a lush bloom is also possible.
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How do I care for freesias in the pot?
Regardless of whether your freesias grow in the garden or are cultivated as a houseplant, they are not among the easiest to care for. Although they need a lot of water, they don't like wet leaves and flowers. So pour plenty of water, but always close to the ground, so that only the soil gets wet. Use fertilizer sparingly and not too often.
To avoid waterlogging, you should treat your freesia with a drainage layer in the pot. This will prevent the tuber from starting to rot. Even if it looks rather unattractive with potted plants, you should not cut off the withering leaves too early. She still needs her freesia to draw energy from it. This energy is stored in the tuber and needed for budding in the next year.
Where do my freesias belong in winter?
Since freesias are not hardy, they must not stay outside. Store the tubers in a dry, well-ventilated and air-conditioned place at around 15 ° C to 20 ° C. They can remain in the pot, but must not be watered in winter. This reduces the need for care practically from zero.
The essentials in brief:
- well suited for cultivation in pots for rooms, balconies, patios and gardens
- not hardy
- Location: bright, warm, protected from rain
- high water demand
- Fertilize sparingly about every 4 weeks
- Can be overwintered in a pot
Freesias are very attractive potted plants, but unfortunately not easy to care for.