growing Boophane disticha

Arnold Trachtenberg
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:59:25 PST

I grow boophone disticha as a summer grower.  I have just started them 
into growth after a winter in the basement kept completely dry except 
for a once a month sprinkle of water around the circumference of the 
potting mix.  I place outside in full sun and feed with African violet 
food once per month.  In the fall they begin to die back and I withhold 
water.    Potted in a loose gravel based mix with coir, gravel and some 
potting soil.  The foliage dies back in the winter but almost on 
schedule pushes new growth in early March.


New Jersey

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