Hippeastrum seeds

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:23:14 PDT
"Anyway, I tend to underwater my hippeastrum.

Hi Carol:
           Watering is the key to success (and failure) with bulbs. There is 
a method called "Cyrtanthus culture": you let the mix dry up a good deal 
between waterings. This way, you imitate the swift drainage of soils in the 
wild. Water weights and the pots become increasingly lighter as they dry 
out. One can rapidly learn when a plant needs watering by the weight of the 
pot. If the pot is too big, just by leaning it you can tell the weight. It 
is difficult to undewater a bulb plant, except if the pots are small.

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