Scadoxus winter storage

J.E. Shields
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 05:25:16 PST
Susan and all,

I agree with John.  I store my Scadoxus in their pots, but relatively 
dry.  They are in the greenhouse, under a bench in winter.  Unpotting would 
definitely set them back seriously.  It gets down almost to freezing on 
some cold nights in winter (with the heaters running), and this does not 
seem to hurt the puniceus.  My other species don't flower well, and I think 
I will need to find a warm place for them in winter.

Note that S. puniceus will start to flower in January and most of mine 
flower, in the greenhouse, in February.

Jim Shields
in cold central Indina (USA)

At 10:34 AM 12/12/2008 +0000, you wrote:
>I would be worried that the perennial roots would dry out if stored out of
>their pots, setting the plants back quite a bit.
>John Grimshaw
>Dr. John M. Grimshaw
>Sycamore Cottage

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