Boophone disticha

Matt Mattus
Sat, 08 Apr 2006 09:39:34 PDT
I just purchased a Boophone disticha bulb, a rather large one from Paul
Christian. Oops, I'm sorry, I mean I invested in it. I too read that they
resent root disturbance, but of course, this bulb is dormant and has no
roots at all, so I imagine that it will take a few years catch it's breath.

My question is when should I water it?

I potted it but I am unclear as to when to start watering. I read that it is
a winter grower, but I am not sure if they mean 'winter' as in the southern
hemisphere, or northern.

Should I keep it dry until autumn, or start watering now?


Matt Mattus
Worcester, MA USA
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On 4/8/06 11:48 AM, "Arnold Trachtenberg" <> wrote:

> 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.

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