Crinum scabrum:winter storage?

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:15:58 PDT
Last year I grew all my C. scabrum in pots. This year, I planted them out. Now 'tis time to dig them up for winter storage.

Last winter they were stored bone dry in their pots. In spring, I removed the plants, with root ball and soil intact, and recall that I could see some live roots round the edges. 

So, should I store them in a dry medium (vermiculite) in order to preserve the roots (which I am assuming it will, as did the dry rootball)? I received the bulbs without "root one" two years ago Was this probably due to storage without any covering on the roots? 

Any advice or tips?


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