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Drimia

Drimia

Its name derives from Greek and literally means "sour, bitter", referring to the flavor of its bulb, as in the past it was widely cultivated for its medicinal virtues. Studies in progress are trying to demonstrate how this succulent can be used, for example, for the insecticidal effects due to some toxic substances contained in its roots. It is a typical succulent highly appreciated for the bulb exposed out of the ground, but mostly for its inflorescences: in spring, in fact, it blooms with conical clusters, consisting of dense white flowers that exceed even 40 centimeters in height. With Drimia you will have an opportunity to admire a really beautiful view, paying very little attention to its cultivation! Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires exposure to full sun or even partial shade, as long as it still receives a lot of light during all seasons. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and above all never below 5 ° C, for this reason it is recommended to place it in sheltered places during the winter. It is advisable to always keep the soil moist enough, never dry, to prevent the bulb from drying out. Pay attention to stagnant water that could cause rot. A strongly draining soil is optimal, for example formed by a mixture of peat and pumice so that the water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilizations, it will be sufficient to dilute fertilizer with watering once a year.