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Is Gladiolus Propagated By Corms

by aditya abhishek


Gladiolus also known as Gladiola is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe, Africa, and the Mediterranean. It usually blooms from October to March. 


Gladiolus is propagated by corms which is a rounded underground storage organ present in plants. You can also propagate gladiolus by following these tips. 

Propagation Method

To break the dormancy of gladiolus corms you can either store them at 3 to 7° Celsius for 3 months or treat them with Ethrel (1000ppm) or GA3 (100ppm) before sowing. 

Planting Time

If you are living in hot tropical plains, then you can plant gladiolus corms in October, but in cold temperate or hilly regions, the plantation time is March-April.

Commercial Use

To propagate gladiolus for commercial purposes, prepare Beds of size 6 x 2 meters and plant corms at a depth of 5 centimeters and a spacing of 40 x 25 centimeters. 

Gardening Use

To propagate gladiolus for gardening purposes, in sandy soil, plant them by keeping flat end downward and pointed end upwards at 5 centimeters depth. 


Apply water gently around the corms after planting them. Keep the growing medium under bright direct sunlight. After 10 to 15 days it will start growing. 


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