Mon, 03 Mar 2003 07:26:04 PST
I grow a few in the ground in a raised bulb bed in Southern California.  The potting mix is a combination of native soil (mostly aluvial granite and clay) with some potting soil and pumice added.  

They do OK, but no better.  I get better bulb increase in ones in pots.

The bed gets some water all year around, with summer water very much on the light side.  I have some Veltheimia and some Amaryllis, some Babiana, Albuca, and other South African growers in the same bed.  The Amaryllis probably require the bed growth.  The Babiana and Albuca show a vast difference growing in the ground from pots and look much better than pot grown plants.


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