Multiplication of bulbous plants with bulbils

Multiplication of bulbous plants by bulbils:

During the cold months we can eradicate the bulbous plants from the ground, to keep them for the next year at home, in a cool, dry and dark place, or even to thin them and better to plant them to get more flowers in spring. By practicing this operation we can see how each year the bulbs tend to produce new small bulbs. These new bulbs will become increasingly larger over time, to guarantee us a splendid flowering. It is therefore advisable to remove the bulbs and remove the small cloves. These new bulbs can be planted individually, distancing them from the others, to leave them room to develop. We plant i bulbils at a depth roughly equal to the diameter of a bulb of normal size; in this way we will guarantee the bulbillo sufficient coverage to protect it from the cold. We also remember to place it in a good soft, rich and sandy soil. As with other bulbs, even i bulbils they can be planted in autumn; or, especially in the case of species that fear the cold, they should be kept in a dark, cool and dry place until the last autumn frost, when they will be placed in the garden. If we grow the bulbs in a very small flowerbed, or in pots, over time the soil will become saturated with bulbs and bulbils in various stages of growth; this overcrowding over time may cause nutrient deficiencies and consequent absence of blooms. For this reason it is advisable to uproot the bulbs from the very small pots or flower beds at least every two years, in order to thin them and arrange them so that they can enjoy the right space to develop.