beginner questions for Lachenalia aloides quadricolor

Chad Schroter
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:38:26 PDT
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

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From: [] On Behalf Of dkramb
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:09 PM
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)


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