Summer treatment of Nerine sarniensis

J.E. Shields
Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:49:41 PDT
I forgot to mention that Nick recommends using fertilizers that have no 
nitrogen in them.  Sir Peter Smithers said the same thing.  So I made up my 
own Nerine Fertilizer:  equal partsd b y weight of Potassium sulfate 
[K2SO4] and of Dibasic Potassium Phosphate [K2HPO4] which gives a 
fertilizer with N-P-K of about 0 - (15 to 23) - (35 to 40) depending on 
whether you use the USA or the metric ratios.

Nitrogen causes all but the thread-leaf Nerine species to get sick.  The 
sick plants look like they have a virus infection, but I have no idea what 
the actual problem is.

Jim Shields

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