Tulips

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Opting to purchase quality Flora Plant products means you are opting for a supplier that produces the best plants and offers excellent information via this web site not just a small plastic label. A reliable plant source that together with you lays the foundation for top product performance. Flora Plant is continuously looking for possibilities to expand our floricultural product range and create new business.

We have spent many years learning and experimenting with bulbs from many different suppliers and are pleased to provide you with this top quality range. An open mind, fresh ideas, market feeling and experience is what we bring to you with all our bulb products.

Through years of being involved in actively growing bulb products we have gathered considerable experience in all aspects of the trade. Each bulb is hand planted and inspected and other inspections are carried out at the moment of arrival to the nurseries. Our knowledge is our strength and by understanding bulb products our Tulip production has been perfected over many years with our passion for excellence in this field.

Growing tulips capture the essence of spring with bright colorful blooms that renew the earth with promise of summer colour.

Feature & Fact

Tulipa is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Liliaceae, these were generally native to countries such as Europe, North Africa and Asian regions.

Holland however is famous for its Tulip production and has a great history associated with this bulb. In the year 1637, a Dutch farmer was looking to purchase a tulip bulb. He found a florist and after negotiations acquired his first flower-bulb. The purchase price that the farmer apparently deemed reasonable for a single tulip-bulb is estimated at approximately 2,500 guilders, paid in various trades of other goods such as Wheat, Rye and live stock, for a single tulip this was not unusual.
 Tulips quickly became a very sort after item in Holland with certain varieties reaching up to 6000 guiders; this period is often referred to the “Tulip Mania” of the seventeenth century. At one stage Tulip bulbs were actually used as currency throughout the country. Widely available at modest prices today, tulips are still closely associated with the Netherlands. However, the tulip is not a native Dutch flower. 

It is believed the Turks first cultivated tulips as far back as 1000AD.  Featuring fake like waxy looking flowers these plants are fantastic décor for any home or garden, there plastic like appearance attracts thousands of tourist to flock to the Netherlands to see the famous Tulips fields in full flower, it is this inspiration that has lead us to produce such a fine product and bring a little bit of this long history and great product into your home.

You can be sure when you purchase one of our products you are investing years of experience, development and expertise and that the best products available have been selected for you.

Care

Enjoy these pots in the home for 4-6 weeks and then decide what you would like to do with the plants. For the 4-6 weeks Tulips should also be kept well clear for heating or cooling vents and high air flow areas. Tulips prefer airy soil so when planting this can be improved with a Peat moss in the first 5-10 inches.

When planted in the garden they should be planted at depth of 3 times the size of the bulb. The bulbs require watering after planting and regular water if there has been no rain, when tulips have bloomed keep them watered and fertilized until they die back and prevent soil from drying out. You can remove the flower stem after the last petals drop off but you must leave the foliage to die back. Nutrient from the leaves will replenish the bulb for next season. Bulbs can be left in the ground for 2-3 years and will produce small flowers each year although it is best to lift the bulbs every season.

To store bulbs dig them out and remove old skin, roots and any dirt. Place bulbs in a in a cool, airy and dry spot with temperatures of 15-23c. Old stockings are excellent for holding the dormant bulbs, place them in the crisper of the fridge before planting next season and enjoy another flourish off color. If the plant is not performing use the information above and put yourself in the plants positions. By doing this you will more then likely ascertain the problem

We hope you enjoy this product and that the background of the plant and information provided has been helpful.

Mission

The above information is intended as a general guide only. Flora Plant has exercised all reasonable care and skill in compiling this leaflet. If you have purchased our African Violets we thank you and believe you have made a great and wise plant selection.

At Flora Plant we strive to distinguish ourselves from other growers and bring you originality, quality, figure and reliability.We supply a great range of top quality, value for money flowering pot plants best recognized by our WINDMILL LOGO on the pot or our name FLORA PLANT printed on the labels.