Massonia that's blooming

Karl Church
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:32:42 PST
Thanks Leo
They temps lately have been just below freezing so I will put it outside on
my south facing front porch where it will get direct sunlight all day.

On Jan 8, 2014 5:02 PM, "Leo A. Martin" <> wrote:

> Karl wrote
> > ...our nights have been below freezing for the last month
> > & I haven't seen anything to make me think that's going
> > to change for several more weeks. Will it tolerate those
> > kind of temps? Our days are quite nice being 55-65 ?F.
> You don't say how low... I haven't grown M. sp. Vleesbei but I've grown an
> assortment of
> other species, hybrids and unknowns. None, adults nor seedlings, has been
> damaged by
> overnight temperatures into the mid teens F / -9 or -10C. It always gets
> well above
> freezing here the next day. I will come out in the morning and the leaves
> will be frozen
> like icicles or thin sheets of ice. I have to be careful not to fracture
> them. They thaw
> out and act like nothing happened. Perhaps don't put all your plants out
> this winter but
> try it with a few. I have learned from Massonia whose pots broke that they
> can be moved
> easily while in active growth if a little care be taken.
> And to all of you growing Massonia in 3/4 inch / 2cm diameter pots: Most
> of these are
> large plants that look so much better in large containers or in the
> ground, if you have
> space and the proper climate. Some species can make leaves as large as
> salad or dinner
> plates. I use "1 gallon" US nursery containers for each bulb. The leaves
> grow far past
> the rim.
> Leo Martin
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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