New Member/Ferraria crispa

J.E. Shields
Sat, 04 Oct 2003 08:57:32 PDT

I have mature Ferraria crispa blooming each winter in a 6 inch clay 
pot.  I've had other seedlings of F. crispa in a 6--in clay pot for years 
with no sign of bloom or increase in size.

So, I suspect that a large, deep pot is a good idea in the long run.  Your 
main job right now is to get them through the winter and next summer.  You 
might try drying them off in late winter and starting them again in 
mid-summer next year, to ease them over to a different cycle.

Jim Shields

At 11:49 AM 10/4/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Heh. I can sure pick 'em. Thanks Mary Sue and Jim.
>Rand (rooting bemusedly for one big pot, unoccupied)
>>Dear Rand,
>>Ferrarias have the reputation for pulling themselves down very deeply so 
>>I'd also recommend a large pot. I'll look through my archives and see if 
>>there is anything I can find from the past and will send it to you privately.
>>Mary Sue
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