Speaking of Eucomis ...

Don Journet donjournet@netspace.net.au
Fri, 19 Oct 2007 05:41:29 PDT
Dera All,
              I grow a few Eucomis in pots in the garden along with the 
Lachenalia. I have not particularly protected them from our winter 
rainfall or from the frosts which can go down to minus 5ÂșC and they seem 
to be the none the worse for the experience.
     I hope this adds to the knowledge base.
Don Journet

James Waddick wrote:
> Dear All,
> 	I wonder if any one can recommend winter storage for Eucomis. 
> I have a few species growing in pots and I assume as the weather here 
> gets colder, I'll dry these off and allow them to go dormant.
> 	Can the bulbs be stored dry or just left in pots, dry all 
> winter. Or should they get a drop of water now and then?
> 	 How low a temperature  can they tolerate in pots.? Above 
> freezing I assume, but is 50 F (10 C) better or room temperature 70F 
> (20 C)
> 	Any special handling suggestions?
> 		Many thanks.		Jim W.

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