Terra cotta

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Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:19:50 PDT
I find that Terra cotta (read: Clay) pots are a MUCH safer way to grow Hippeastrum/Amaryllis. In plastic, they are so much more prone to rotting from the bottom up. I've NEVER had this happen with a clay-potted Amaryllis. 
I suppose this is true for most succulents as well. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Whitehead <voltaire@islandnet.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sat, Apr 2, 2011 8:09 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] keeper pots and terra cotta (was Veltheimia brac. aurea)

Blue plastic.  I don't use terra cotta much, though I have lots of  
them, because they dry out too fast.  If I ever get around to making a  
sand plunge bed, which I've been promising myself for a very long  
time, I will then start using the clay pots.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

On 2-Apr-11, at 3:04 PM, arnold140@verizon.net wrote:
> Blue plastic or blue terra cotta?
> ===========================================
> My "keeper pots" are all blue.  It makes it easy not to give them away
> accidentally.
> Diane


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