Hippeastrum aulicum

Uli Urban johannes-ulrich-urban@T-Online.de
Wed, 09 Apr 2008 14:23:00 PDT
Dear All,

Sorry to be so late in answering to questions! I grow Hippeatrum aulicum
in an open compost made of shredded wood composted with grass clippings
and horse manure. This wonderful compost is mixed with perlite and
commercial potting compost.It works wonders on epiphytic cacti and also
on the two epiphytic Hippeastrum species, H.calyptratum the other. I saw
them in nature growin on moss covered tree trunks where the large fleshy
root system formed extensive thick structured along the trunk. This
compost is too fine for orchids, except terrestial ones and
unfortunately tends to decompose further.

Greetings from cold and frosty Germany, Uli

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