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Cyrtanthus

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Cyrtanthus

Its name derives from Greek and literally means "twisted flower", referring precisely to the curved aspect of its particular inflorescence, which tends to fold over the stem. These are bulbous plants that, unlike the others, are perennial, though, on the other hand, during cold periods they must be sheltered because they are as beautiful as delicate! Long, rather thick lanceolate leaves branch off from the bulb while, from the center of the base, very lively flowers with their characteristic inclined habit, develop along the stem. The flowers are so beautiful that they are often cut to create plant compositions and bouquets; in the language of flowers, they take on an important meaning of fantasy and mystery at the same time! Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 15 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water moderately and only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water it once a week in spring and summer, reduce it to once every two months in autumn and to suspend it completely in winter. The best soil is a well draining one, for example formed by a mix of peat and pumice so that water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.