Question about bx310 Cyrtanthus mackenii for Fred Biasella

Fred Biasella
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:22:17 PDT
Hi Randy,

Mine have always been evergreen and I do water them all year round as well.
I pot them in a mixture similar to that of Clivia only it's a slight bit
more moisture retentive. My mixture is ProMix BX as the base then I add
de-salinated small coco chips, bark, small charcoal, sharp sand and pumice.
They just don't seem to want to go dormant and they flower on cue in
January/February (our winter). I hope this helps.

Warm Regards,

Cambridge (Boston) MA
USDA Zone 6B

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[]On Behalf Of Randy.R
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 5:55 PM
Subject: [pbs] Question about bx310 Cyrtanthus mackenii for Fred

Thanks for submitting the Cyrtanthus mackenii bulbs via Dell.
I've read the wiki on Cyrtanthus mackenii and it says Cyrtanthus mackenii
may be deciduous or evergreen. Be winter blooming or summer blooming. Like
well draining soil or may be aquatic. May like shade or direct sun. hmm???
Could I have a few pointers on the environment these specific bulbs prefer?
I see from a post last year that they are evergreen and you had them in an
8"clay pot.
Thanks again
Randy R

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