Pamianthe peruviana

diana chapman
Sun, 23 Jan 2005 18:42:46 PST
I use an ordinary potting mix (Supersoil), and add perlite and bark chips.
Mine are in two gallon pots with the bulb sitting on the surface of the mix
and some of the roots exposed.  They must have shade.  Mine (I have about a
dozen bulbs) are flourishing, and some bloomed twice last year.  I use a
liquid fertilizer when I remember.  The temperatures here are very moderate,
but they are in a greenhouse that can sometimes get up to about 90F,
although night temperatures are around 50F.  The greenhouse I had them in
last year was old with very dirty yellowed fiberglass covering and they
loved the low light.


P.S.  I don't have any available for sale.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "sheilab" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pamianthe peruviana

> Kevin,
> here is a copy of a reply from Alan Meerow  to the same question asked by
> Shields in 1999 on another forum.
> Regards Sheila
> >I had the most sucess with Pamianthe growing them as epiphytes (which
> >are
> in nature), in clay pots.  The bulb should sit on the surface of the
> I
> used a mix of seedling grade tree fern, seedling grade fir bark, perlite,
> and
> experimented with various amounts of peat.  Finely ditched the peat
> altogether.
> I recommend that once established with several leaves, a decent-sized
> seedling
> bulb, and the conspicuous pseudostem that this species produces, that you
> move
> them into the above mix (2 parts fern, two parts bark, 1 part perlite).
> Alan <
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