Boophone disticha
Sat, 08 Apr 2006 12:34:57 PDT
In a message dated 4/8/2006 12:40:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

My  question is when should I water it?

I potted it but I am unclear as to  when to start watering. I read that it is
a winter grower, but I am not  sure if they mean 'winter' as in the southern
hemisphere, or  northern.

Paul Christian usually supplies material that is on a Northern hemisphere  
schedule,  water once and wait.  They require superior drainage and  the 
majority of the bulb should be exposed.
Last year I had a tingling reaction after cleaning the bulbs of  dried tunics 
and leaves, no doubt from the alkaloids. Normally I would split  them with 
bare hands, this year put on disposable nitrile gloves.  Wouldn't  want to have 
Freddi find me twitching in the corner of the greenhouse, or  worse.
Mark  Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
PO Box 142
Gaylordsville, CT  06755

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