Why Are My Gladiolus Not Blooming?

Have you noticed your gladiolus not blooming and are wondering what the problem is and what you can do to make them flower?

All About Gladiolus

Gladiolus are grown as annuals, biennials, or perennials. They can be grown from seed or cuttings. 

If you are growing gladiolus and you notice they are not blooming, it’s best to learn why they are not blooming.

Why Are My Gladiolus Not Blooming?

It is very important to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. 

Lack of enough water.

Your plant needs a lot of light. If the plant does not get enough light it will stop producing flowers.

Too much or too little light.

Incorrect fertilizer. 

Make sure you fertilize your plant with a fertilizer designed for gladiolus. 

Cutting off the old blooms, if any, so that the new growth has room to grow.   Feed your gladiolus with a liquid fertilizer.  Feeding your gladiolus with the liquid fertilizer is important to help it absorb it faster in order to bloom at the right time.   Start your new gladiolus plants in a greenhouse or other protected environment.  

How To Make Gladiolus Bloom Again?

If you notice your gladiolus not blooming, it is important to pause and check what you are doing wrong. It is also possible that the flower has not developed yet or the stamens have not matured. The most likely reason for not flowering is that the plant is stressed.


Why Are My Gladiolus Not Blooming?