Gladiolus are available with flowers in a huge range of colors, including apricot, blue, burgundy, pink, gold, red, orange, and white, as well as multicolored varieties. It is sometimes called the sword lily.
A great cutting flower, gladioli look beautiful in midsummer bouquets. Height ranges from 2 to 5 feet.
Their stems are generally unbranched, producing 1 to 9 narrow, sword-shaped, longitudinal grooved leaves. The flower spikes are large and one-sided. They are united at their base into a tube-shaped structure.
3 - 5 days
Up to 5 feet
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season
Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am
You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector
You should fertilize a plant at planting time and growing season
Mulch the potting mix with organic material
Gladiolas bulbs submerge in the water until they do not germinate well
After germinated bulb is planted in the potting mix
Keep the plant where the maximum sunlight is available
Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry
Following are the suggested compositions for bulb plantation: Garden soil + Compost + Perlite + Sand (2:2:1:1) or,
Soil + Cocopeat + vermicompost (1:1:1)
Full to partial sunlight
Sandy loam soil
20 to 30 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer.
Gladiolus special feature
This flowering bulbous plant is used as the ornamental purpose