The tulips are a monocotyledonous plant from the lily family and contribute to the ultimate spring feeling the tulip is therefore one of the most popular spring flowers for many people. The word tulip comes from the word Tulipa. Tulpa is a Latin word Tulpa means in Dutch: the flower that looks like a turban. Already during the Middle Ages, tulips were grown and traded in Turkey.
In Turkey, the men wore a turban and our tulips are descended from the tulip from Turkey. Tulips were highly regarded in Turkey and around 1550 a human life was worth less than a single tulip! Tulips are often planted in the garden in many countries, but can also be used as cut flowers. When tulips are well cared for, tulips can stay good for at least one week and drooping can easily be prevented.
Tulipa and tulips
Tulipa is the name of the plant genus to which the tulip belongs. The plant genus belongs to the monocotyledonous plants of the lily family. There are more than a thousand tulip varieties. These tulip varieties are available in many different colors and color combinations. The fact that there are so many tulips is partly because the tulip simply mutates without human influence. The thousands of varieties of tulips can be divided into:
- single and double-flowered tulips.
- lily-flowered tulips.
- fringe tulips.
- botanical tulips.
Good care The tulip
A bunch of tulips stands for an average of seven to ten days. How long the tulips actually stand depends strongly on the circumstances and the care. To enjoy a beautiful bunch of tulips to the maximum, it is important to find a good location for the vase with tulips. Tulips remain beautiful for the longest time when the tulips are placed in a sunny, draught-free place and not too close to the heating.
Incidentally, the duration that tulips can stand can easily be extended by five to twelve days through proper care. Some care tips that are very important for taking care of the tulips include:
- Since the tulips will continue to grow for a few centimeters, the choice of a vase that is high enough for the tulips is very important.
- After purchasing the tulips, it is best to put them in the vase for an hour in paper or foil. This gives the tulips the opportunity to fill themselves with water and as a result, the tulips straighten up, as it were.
- Make sure to use tap water that is at room temperature.
- Change the water regularly.
- The stems must be cut diagonally.
- Always place a vase of tulips in a cool, not sunny place away from the fruit bowl.
amount of water
A common mistake of tulip lovers is to fill the tulip vase completely with water. Tulips, however, remain beautiful much longer when tulips are placed in the soil of about 1.5 cm of water. The tulips then have to do their best to absorb the water and will remain strong in this way. This way also ensures that the tulips stay beautiful for longer. Make sure that the tulips are not completely dry and the tulips will then dry out faster.
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Prevent drooping of tulips
Tulips are fast-growing flowers. Even in the vase, tulips can grow a few centimeters within a few days. Because tulips grow so quickly, tulips in the vase become long and lanky within a few days and tend to droop. The growth process of a tulip can easily be interrupted.
Make a hole in the stem
The easiest way to break through the growth is to pierce the stem with a needle just below the bud of the tulip. The tulip will now keep the same length as when the tulips were first put in the vase. If you forget to pierce a hole in the stem of the tulip and the tulips start to droop anyway, then there is still no man left. You can still pierce holes in tulips that go limp. If you then wrap the tulips tightly in a newspaper and leave them in the water overnight, the tulips will regain their firmness.
Many tips are being circulated to prolong the life of the tulip and prevent the tulips from hanging limp. One tip that comes up frequently is a tip from my grandmother’s time. This tip says that a tulip lover should throw some old coins in every vase with tulips. The coins would ensure that the tulips stay beautiful much longer. Although old tips are widely shared, this tip has never been scientifically proven.