Bulbs of south africa--Cyrtanthus breviflorus

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Mon, 13 Jun 2005 11:43:34 PDT
In a message dated 6/13/2005 2:07:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
msittner@mcn.org writes:
C. breviflorus are Eastern 
Cape species so would be a summer growers. I don't grow either so perhaps 
someone could tell us their water needs.

Cyrtanthus breviflorus bloomed  in the greenhouse here perhaps 6 weeks ago.  
We treat it as a summer grower, a dash or two of moisture over the winter and 
a good soaking to wake it up in late March or very early April.  We water 
throughout the summer and begin to dry it off in late August or very early 
September.  All of our Cyrtanthus bloom in the same pots in which they are sown 
unless they become really overcrowded (the sides of the pot swell and we know it is 
time to repot).

Cheers to all,
Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, Connecticut 06755-0142

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