Lachenalia culture

Dell Sherk
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:35:36 PST
My experience says keep them quite cool and give them as much light as
possible. But I have never tried to grow them outdoors - only under
growlights - and 16 hours of that light is not enough to keep most of them
from falling over.


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On Behalf Of Jim McKenney
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:01 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: [pbs] Lachenalia culture

I'm a relative newbie with Lachenalia; the present collection dates from the
autumn of 2005. The plants have grown well, and some are now showing an
inflorescence. They are still outside. I've been keeping them as cool as
possible because I don't want to lose the inflorescence. 


Now that the inflorescence is visible, is it safe to bring them into warmth
(room temperature)? 


Last year I went to the other extreme and left them outside far too long -
they actually froze one night, but many went on to bloom anyway. 


One way or the other, they'll have to come in soon. Do I have to keep them


Jim McKenney

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