I think light is the main thing - mine are best outside in full sun, and handle light frost (>28F) OK. In my unheated greenhouse they do OK, but don't like the higher temps at all. Under 70F is best. They will climb deeper in the pot the second year, and make so many bulbils that repotting annually is a must. Chad in Los Gatos, California -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of dkramb Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:09 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [pbs] beginner questions for Lachenalia aloides quadricolor I got bulbils from the BX ages ago, and they haven't done much. I have almost ZERO experience with South African bulbs. And I couldn't easily find growing tips via Google. What makes these guys happy? High light? Lots of water? Lots of fertilizer? Big pots? Tiny pots? Am I foolish for trying to grow them on a windowsill? Dennis in Cincinnati (a Lachenalia newbie) ________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).