lou jost
Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:49:48 PST
Several species of Eucharis are native here, and all the ones I know grow in open forest understory, with very high humidity. The ones that manage to bloom are usually near treefalls or cliff edges and get more light than average. They are usually in good soil, with many roots near the surface to catch nutrients from the leaf litter. The soil stays generally moist but is always well-drained; in some areas they may experience drier periods for a few weeks. Most species grow in hot lowlands and lower foothill forests, where nights probably rarely drop below 60 degrees F.

They grow well from fresh seeds and are generally not self-fertile. Their local name is "cebolla del monte" -- "forest onion".


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