Polianthes tuberosa

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:49:09 PDT
I've grown this species for a couple years and have yet to get any bloom.
Last fall I decided to try something different with overwintering.  As usual
I put most of them in pots in the basement.  But one of them I potted up in
leca stones and kept it on the windowsill all winter.  It stayed green and
healthy the whole time, but a few weeks ago it started to decline.

Is this normal?  Did it "decide" it was time to go dormant?  I unpotted it
to check for pests and found some crawly critters, but nothing apparently
that was an infestation.  It also has produced lots of offsets... and the
roots seem very healthy indeed.

I guess I'll pot it back up in the leca stones.  But really confused about
why the foliage is withering away.  I hope it's not pests.

Dennis in Cincinnati

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