Boophone disticha

Arnold Trachtenberg
Sat, 08 Apr 2006 08:48:26 PDT

I have a small collection of seed grown boophone disticha that are 
approaching 5 years old.  I initially started them in communal pots but 
moved them to individual posts after one seasons growth.  All I have 
read states that root disturbance is to be avoided at all costs.  The 
roots are fragile and I imagine that any disturbance can cause a set 
back in growth.  The have very fleshy and brittle roots.  I would say 
that dormant period is when the roots are easiest to handle.  The bulb 
tends to shrink down and lose some of its volume but quickly plumps up 
once I give a spring drink.

Mine are in full growth at the moment under lights in the basement. Once 
the danger of cold has passed I will gradually introduce to full sun 
outside and fed once a month with an AFrican violet food.

Rainy NJ at last.

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