Cyrtanthus elatus or Valotta Speciosa

Susan B
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:26:15 PDT
Dear Ina,
I'm not very experienced growing Cyrtanthus elatus, but have had them for a few years.  My potted ones seem to flower best when they are not kept evenly moist- perhaps they need to go through a dry-wet cycle, or perhaps I just got lucky!
My pot was hidden in the greenhouse last winter and got quite dry, and once it was moved outside and could get wetter in the spring rains, it flowered profusely.

Does anyone know how long seed are viable?  I have some seed from last fall, but they've been in the greenhouse all summer, so perhaps they've cooked....

--- On Wed, 8/26/09, Ina <> wrote:

This bulb is so easy to grow, but what are the secrets to getting it to 
flower?  (snip)
Ina Crossley

Auckland New Zealand  Zone 9-10


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