Velthemia Seeds

Lee Poulsen
Wed, 30 May 2007 23:09:52 PDT
On May 30, 2007, at 4:54 PM, plcrawley wrote:
> 	Hello all - I have just received some Velthemia seeds from Australia
> that I bought through eBay.  Does anyone know specific procedures for
> these seeds? I would appreciate any information if some of you have
> raised these bulbs from seed.

I've ordered seeds of both species from Silverhill Seeds several  
times, as well as gotten seeds from my own plants. And in both cases  
I planted them in 4 inch pots using my "standard" seeding mix (50%  
cactus soil and 50% seed starting soil which is just peat moss and  
perlite and vermiculite mixed) at the beginning of fall when the days  
are still warm but the nights have started to get chilly. Kept the  
soil barely moist until the winter rains started (or watered them  
when the rains should have started) and in every case they all had  
good germination. A lot of seeds from mediterranean climates  
germinate quite well if you wait until autumn and let the warm days  
and chilly nights trigger them into germinating.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA, USDA Zone 10a

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