seedlings of Paramongaia weberbaueri

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:06:20 PDT
So both the Paramongaia and the Habranthus "blue" will need deeper 
planting. Thank you Kipp. Well, itwill have to wait till the next repotting.

Ina

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 11/10/2013 9:28 a.m., Kipp McMichael wrote:
> Greetings,
>
>    Although long brown necks are natural for many deep-growing bulbs, growing with that long, brown neck fully exposed is not so natural - and that's where the problem is, I think. In situ, the neck of the bulb would be surrounded by soil. Moisture from the precipitation that encourages bulb growth, as well as transpired water from the growing itssue itself, would likely soften the brown neck-sheathing while a sheath exposed to air and light remains stiff and tough. A softened sheath is certainly easier for the new growth to expand/split or push out of the way entirely.
>
> -|<ipp
>
>> Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:13:17 +1300
>> From: klazina1@gmail.com
>> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: Re: [pbs] re seedlings of Paramongaia weberbaueri
>>
>> Thank you Alberto. I can't see why itcaused the seedling so much bother
>> though, to start into growth. As I had to ease the brown casing off
>> before it would start into growth again. I have found that the
>> Habranthus "blue" which I grow, has the same problemwith breaking out of
>> the brown casing.
>>
>> Ina
>>
>> Ina Crossley
>> Auckland New Zealand zone 10a
>>
>> On 11/10/2013 6:51 a.m., Alberto Castillo wrote:
>>> A long brown neck is normal since these bulbs grow deep in their hot, coastal, rocky desertic soil in the wild.
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