Mark: I have a small collection of seed grown boophone disticha that are approaching 5 years old. I initially started them in communal pots but moved them to individual posts after one seasons growth. All I have read states that root disturbance is to be avoided at all costs. The roots are fragile and I imagine that any disturbance can cause a set back in growth. The have very fleshy and brittle roots. I would say that dormant period is when the roots are easiest to handle. The bulb tends to shrink down and lose some of its volume but quickly plumps up once I give a spring drink. Mine are in full growth at the moment under lights in the basement. Once the danger of cold has passed I will gradually introduce to full sun outside and fed once a month with an AFrican violet food. Arnold Rainy NJ at last.