Tecophilaea from seed

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 03:39:03 PDT
I have just harvested 3 capsules (32 seeds in toto) of Tecophilaea cyanocrocus 
leichtlinii and now I'm wondering just what the optimum sowing protocol might 

Years ago I found a web page that said the seeds do best sown in a peaty mix 
even though mature bulbs prefer a mix rich in minerals, but it's anybody's 
guess if that's accurate.

I also understand that seedling tecophilaea is extremely slow to reach 
maturity. This implies that they need careful handling for some years.

Any and all comments welcome, but preferably based on first hand experience.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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