Problem with rare Scadoxus tubers

Alan O'Leary
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:31:30 PDT
In my zone 10A climate S pole-evansii is dormant for 6  1/2 months of the 
year from July to mid January ( northern hemisphere equivalent is January to 
mid July) . During these months I keep them in my garage in a cool and dry 
environment and do not water. It is not until well into the warmer months 
that a leaf (and hopefully flower) finally appears. I then move under 
shadecloth and start watering and fertilizing.
Although S pseudocaulus is evergreen it does appreciate a cool dry winter 
rest with minimal watering.I keep it under a gazebo with a solid roof to 
protect from winter rain. I have found this species to be particularly 
sensitive to overwatering and several times have lost leaves due to rot and 
had to nurse them back to health.

Alan, Adelaide , Sth Australia
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From: "ben kisuisje" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:17 PM
Subject: [pbs] Problem with rare Scadoxus tubers

> Dear all,
> A few months ago, I bought bulbs Scadoxus pole-evansii and pseudocaulus. 
> All three planted in a porous and rich substrate , I wisely waited until 
> the leaves come with the first warm ... but nothing after two months. 
> After watering, I just got a beginning of rotting but no sign of roots ... 
> have you any advice?
> Second problem. I have some seedlings of S. nutans and puniceus wich 
> resumed their growth in May and suddenly lost their leaves a few days ago, 
> despite frequent watering. Is this normal ?
> Thanks for all suggest.
> Regards,Benoit
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