Massonia - planting depth

Doug Westfall
Sun, 22 Oct 2006 14:40:40 PDT
On Saturday, October 21, 2006, at 04:37  AM, Brian Whyer wrote:

>  I have just noticed a
> bulb acquired as M. depressa budded for the first time, but the 3/8"
> diameter bud is over an inch down a funnel formed by the young leaves. 
> M.
> pustulata which is also in bud is in a much shallower pot and has the
> "normal" bud and leaves flat and level with the soil surface.
> Is the M. depressa planted much too deeply? I can remove some of the 
> soil
> without any problem as the leaves are still fairly small.
> Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8
Please do not count me an "expert" on Massonias, but mine haves the 
same "habits" as those that you have discribed. Mine have been this way 
for three or four years. The seedlings are two years old and have 
pulled themselves to the bottom of the pots.


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