Sprekelia howardi

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 23 Nov 2007 12:36:36 PST
Hi Doug and all,

I am not sure they should be transplanted as young as 2 years.  Most of 
mine are still in their original pots, at ca. 5 or 6 years of age.  I did 
disturb one, to remove an offset for trading.  It at least did not kill the 

I have my Sprekelia howardii growing in my standard gritty mix for bulbs, 
succulents, and cacti:

2 parts Promix BX + 1 part fill sand + 1 part granite chick starter grit 
(ca. 1/8th inch mesh).

I only have had one bulb flower in each of the last two summers.  I am not 
at all sure I am following optimal procedures for S. howardii, but most of 
the seedlings seem to be surviving at least.

Best wishes,
Jim Shields
in chilly, sunny central Indiana (USA) where we had our first snow flurries 
of the season yesterday.

At 01:21 PM 11/23/2007 -0800, you wrote:
>Does anyone wish to make a suggestion about transplanting seedling
>Sprekelia howardi - ie. age, medium, etc.?  My seedlings will soon be
>two years old.
>Doug Westfall

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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