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Tulip bulbils division

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Question: Reproduction of tulips by division of bulbils

Thank you for your reply regarding the reproduction of tulips from SEED ... Since I saw, as you said yourself, that it is a very slow and a bit complex procedure, I would now like to take advantage of your kindness and ask you, instead, how to do it multiplication of tulips by BULBILLS DIVISION ... Can bulbils normally be bought in a shop? And then, what do you do?


Tulip bulbils division: Answer: Reproduction of tulips by division of bulbils

Dear Francesca,

as I already told you in the previous answer, the reproduction of the tulip by division of the bulbils is much simpler and faster than that from seed.

The bulbils are nothing more than those small bulbs that form on the side of the main bulb and which come off when the bulbs are removed from the ground.

They are kept together with the other bulbs, in a cool and dry place, until the planting.

The small size bulbils must be planted at a depth of about 4-5 centimeters (and bloom after about 2-3 years).

Instead the bigger bulbils must be planted deeper (even 10 cm) and will bloom after 1 year.

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