J.E. Shields
Wed, 28 May 2008 07:18:42 PDT
I have three Phaedranassa species here, including dubia.  They live in the 
Clivia House -- very cool in winter, shaded in summer, and are left bone 
dry in winter.  This seems to work fine.  It also worked when they were 
moved outdoors in the sun, wind, and rain for the summer.  I think they may 
bloom a bit better remaining in the Clivia House year-round.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 09:10 PM 5/27/2008 -0700, you wrote:
>There are only a handful of Phaedranassa species, all Andean and more or
>less similar in appearance and culture. They are mountain plants (to at
>least 7000 ft) and so appreciate cool nights; I don't know how they will
>fare with warm nights but they are generally robust and not difficult to
>grow. They should have a dry dormancy in winter-- some species may retain
>some leaves all year (what I grow as P. dubia is evergreen but is from a
>different source)-- and flower just before the new leaves emerge in spring,
>as yours is doing. .......
>Dylan Hannon
>Dylan Hannon Rare Bulbs

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