Hippeastrum reticulatum var. reticulatum soil advice

Diana Chapman rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:56:09 PDT
Hi Rimmer:

The mix I use is about 2/3 potting soil which is mostly peat and 1/3 
pumice.  Most important though, I have heated benches (my greenhouses 
are not heated in winter, they are much too large) and I keep all my 
bulbs that like warmer temperatures on the heated benches.  They are 
normal nursery benches covered with propagation mats kept at 68F year 
round.  In summer here we can have night temperatures that fall below 
50F which is too cool for some Hippeastrum.  There is a picture on my 
blog: http://www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com/.  The picture is in the first part of 
the several part series I posted on Hippeastrum last year, so you have 
to scroll back a bit.

Diana
Telos Rare Bulbs
http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/
> I just received a nice plant of  Hippeastrum reticulatum var. reticulatum
> The wiki says it is native to Brazil and can be found in sandy soils, rich in organic matter.
> would this imply an acid to neutral sandy soil for pot culture?
>
> in preparing a mix for pot culture should i use a sandy leaf mold made from neutral silica sand like i use in gardens for saricineas (pitcher plants etc) or just the local builders sand which is full of limestone.  or just use any well drained mix?
>
> Thank you
> Rimmer
> SE Michigan
> Zone 5
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> On Apr 7, 2014, at 1:15 PM, Diana Chapman <telosrarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:
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>> Your order is No. 14183.  the total is $123.50.  I will try to get them out this week, since I will be gone for a week starting next weekend.  Payment by Paypal can be sent to:  rarebulbs@suddenlink.net.
>>
>> Many thanks for your order.
>>
>> Diana
>> Telos
>>> i grow all these in pots here in Michigan near Detroit.
>>>   like to at least try one Gethyum
>>> thank you Diane
>>>
>>> Rimmer
>>>
>>> I wish there was a source where i could get Stenomesson miniatum!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Apr 7, 2014, at 1:01 PM, Diana Chapman <telosrarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:
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>>>> Gethyum doesn't exactly stand out.  The flowers are a dull reddish brown color and unless grown in a pot I don't think you would notice them much.
>>>>
>>>> Diana
>>>>> great ! i like to place an order,
>>>>>
>>>>> also is this a good time of year to ship 5604  Gethyum atropurpureum  --    $ 8.50?
>>>>> should this be planted in a group or as one?
>>>>>
>>>>> please let me know the total cost so i can send payment pay
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you
>>>>> Rimmer de Vries
>>>>> 215 E. Henry Street
>>>>> Saline, MI 48176
>>>>> 734 646-8447 cell
>>>>> On Apr 5, 2014, at 5:22 PM, Diana Chapman <telosrarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes, the others are blooming size.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Diana
>>>>>>> Hi Diane
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> i like to place another order now that the coldest weather is past
>>>>>>>   ar  these plants available to purchase and mail to Michigan?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> apart from the Eustephia darwinii, are these all blooming size?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 4030  Stenomesson  incarnatum - Apricot Form  ---- Each: $35.00
>>>>>>> 4060  Stenomesson  variegatum - Yellow Form  ---- Each:  $20.00
>>>>>>> 5105  Eustephia darwinii ---- Each: $15.00
>>>>>>> 5604  Gethyum atropurpureum  --    $ 8.50
>>>>>>> 5741  Hippeastrum reticulatum v. striatifolium  --  Each:  $25.00
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thank you
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Rimmer de Vries
>>>>>>>
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