Oh No! A Boophone disaster!

Ken kjblack@pacbell.net
Sat, 03 Oct 2009 22:12:12 PDT
Thank you, Jacob!
I will take your advice and repot in a mostly pumice medium, most likely with no organic material.  These had been in a homemade soil mix of about 40% DG, 40% perlite, 10% local (clayish) soil and 10% home-made fine compost.  I will leave out local soil and compost ... what do you think of perlite as an component with pumice?  Coastal San Diego is usually relatively cool, but I should have been more aware of the hot humid weather that can occur here in late summer.
From: Jacob Knecht <jacobknecht@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Oh No! A Boophone disaster!

(... was due to and was accelerated by the high humidity ... 
and let them dry and callous for a week or two before
re-potting into pure pumice.  It took a few months of watering very
sparingly and being patient for the bulb to resume leaf growth only a week

Although losing so many roots may set your *Boophone* back, as long as their
basal plates are intact, I think they will be fine.  However I would repot
them into a medium that has a high gas exchange to moisture retention ratio,
and water sparingly until they have shown a positive response with new leaf
growth (usually predicated by new roots).

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