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Tulip Plants: How To Take Care Of Them

If you love flowers, you may well be very familiar with tulips which are commonly used as centerpieces and decorative ornaments to highlight an area of the house. But taking care of your own tulip plants may help you not only save money especially if you love them for your centerpiece but also help you in beautifying your gardens.

Tulip plants are widely grown in Holland but there are some that grow in other parts of the globe. Taking care of tulip plants may be a rigorous task that require attention but there are some tips that you could take note of to make your taking care of it easier and more effective.

Discover The Tulip Plants

Tulips have hardy, spring-flowering bulbs that are available in every color that you could see on the rainbow and they possess three inner petals and three outer petals constituting the whole flower. Some tulip plants may seem to have different shapes of petals and they could be notched, fringed, or striped which give them a very unique quality among other flowers.

Though when you say tulip, you may immediately think of Holland but in reality, the origin or the name “tulip” came from the country of Turkey which literally means “turban”. It is because of the bulb-like shape of the flower which generally resembles that of a turban.

Tips On Taking Care Of Them

Since tulip plants are generally one of the most favorite flowers in the world, taking care of them is not really a hard task. Some may say that tulip plants are perennials and the best time to plant them in your garden is during the month of October and beginning of November advised by experienced gardeners and tulip enthusiasts.

Tulip plants require sandy soil which is necessary for their drainage system in order for them to thrive and grow. And keep in mind that if you are using planters for your tulips, you have to make sure that they drain properly to avoid your tulip bulbs to be rotted because of improper drainage.

Also, tulip plants are known to not be prone to many plant diseases but could be susceptible to “Tulip Fire” and this could be detected through looking at the stunted and deformed stems. Those were the signs that tell you that your plant has a disease and the best way to prevent them is to dig up all your tulip bulbs and start over.

Tulips are known to beautify any surroundings and diffuse sweet smelling aroma. So whether you enjoy them indoors or in your garden, they are a very nice addition to your surroundings.


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