Freesia is a type of about 14 different species. Usually Freesias are grown to be used as cut flowers. All the Freesia species are of African origin. 12 of the 14 species are native to Cape Province in South Africa and the other two are native to tropical Africa. Freesias are very fragrant and usually come in white or yellow.
In the north the Freesia plant may bloom only one season.
Facts About Freesia
– The Freesia flower took its name from Dr. Freese, a native of Kiel, Germany.
– The Freesia come in a variety of colours including; white, golden yellow, orange, red, pink, purple etc…
– The perfume of the Freesia is a very light sweet floral scent.
– Freesia flowers symbolize innocence.
– Freesia can be used in perfume, scented oils, baths and other related industries.
Freesia Plant Care
– Freesias are spread by offsets of bulbs and seeds.
– To grow better, Freesia plants need full sun and cool night temperatures.
– While the leaves and flowers are growing, make sure to keep the plant well watered in your corporate interior office workplace.
– Watering should be then slowed down after the flower has bloomed and stopped after the season has ended.
– When the plant leaves take a brownish shade after the flowers have faded, the plants may be dried and the bulbo-tubers saved for next year.
Freesia Fragrance Oil
Fragrance oils are created artificially containing artificial substances. The Freesia fragrance oil is usable in oil burners and vapourisers. It can also be used to re-fragrance potpourris. The Freesia essence oil is uncut, undiluted, alcohol free, long lasting, and high essence oil. This Freesia oil is perfect for aromatherapy uses; to scent the candles, freshen potpourri, in making the soap, massage oils, bath oil and without doubt the Freesia perfume body oil – to have a truly great smell.
Growing Freesia Flowers
– The bulbo-tubers should be planted close to each other.
– The soil the freesia will be planted in should be light and well drained.
– Put the top of the bulbo-tuber 1 inch below the soil.
– To have blooms in winter, plant the freesia in late summer or early fall and keep them cool until frosts are due.
– During the winter season, bring freesia in and keep them in a sunny area.
– Prefer to grow in moist manure soil.
Insect and Disease
The Freesia Plant is not much loved by insects and is disease-free. The mosaic virus is the most virus that doesn’t go along with Freesia. This virus affects many plants but with freesia it is best to remove the affected plants.
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