Testing - Need Xerophyta

Jude Haverington tylus.seklos@gmail.com
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:20:58 PST
Thank you very much everyone for the helpful information re: seeds. I'll
pocket that for now.

At this point, I'm really trying to find plants - if anyone has any leads -
feel free to email me privately if you prefer.

Thanks again!


On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Ernie DeMarie via pbs <
pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

>
> Hi Jude,
> I've had good luck germinating Xerophyta seed from both Silverhill and
> Lifestyle seeds.  Also there was some fresh seed offered a while back in
> one of the PBS offerings as well.  The seed needs to be fresh or kept in a
> refrigerator soon after receipt if you aren't going to sow it right away.
> Surface sow in a well drained mix with minimal fertilizer, pumice and peat
> moss or perlite and seed starting mix with some peat moss to reduce the
> fertilizer content should work, the mix needs to  be well drained.  Seed
> benefits from being placed in zip lock bags and being put under lights for
> germination.  Once the seedlings are growing well you can take them out of
> the bag, as they get larger they can be separated.  When they are fairly
> large, they can spend the winter dry in a cool location in a desiccated
> state, they green up in spring when watered, but they can also be kept
> green through winter by watering them when needed.
> Hope this info helps,
> Ernie DeMarie
> NY where the frost hasn't hit yet but its coming this weekend or week for
> sure.  Had to dig up the Bessera elegans in the garden even though they
> were blooming, to bring in, not much in the way of bulb blooms outdoors but
> plenty of Cape oxalis spp are blooming indoors.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jude Haverington <tylus.seklos@gmail.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Fri, Nov 7, 2014 9:32 am
> Subject: [pbs] Testing - Need Xerophyta
>
>
> Hi gang
> Hopefully this time it'll work.
>
> I am trying to locate Xerophyta plants, if anyone can help, or point me in
> the right direction. I have had no luck with seeds, and can't seem to find
> plants.
>
> Anyone?
>
> Thanks! Jude
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