Ferraria growing conditions

Brian Whyer
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:24:57 PST
Can someone advise me on growing Ferraria in the UK?
I have 1 pot labelled Ferraria crispa, origin tha AGS 2006, and 2 other pots labelled Ferraria sp. origin PBS 2005. Neither have ever flowered. At present the AGS sourced plants have healthy erect leaves up to 12", the PBS sourced shoots are just emerging. Later both will get 15-18" tall and then tend to flop over if not supported. I grow them in a frost free (min 7C) greenhouse.
I wonder if they need more warmth, or maybe more warmth earlier in the season; i.e. do I start them off too late after the summer, when they would get more light? Maybe they just need feeding more.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

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