Ledebouria and soil type

dave s wusong@evilemail.com
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 04:35:44 PDT
On a related note...is *L. concolor* in cultivation in the States?  Having
seen photos of it, it is almost certainly a parent of one of the plants
going around under the name *Ledebouria* "Gila Monster."

- Dave

On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Alberto Castillo <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
> wrote:

> Thanks, Tim, for the superb photo.
> I grow a few different forms of L. socialis, as most do.I have known it
> forever for being an epigeal bulb in small pots. It came as a surprise when
> giving it a 5 gallon container in a gritty mix and of course normal watering
> that all bulbs buried themselves until only the pair of leaves mostly flat
> to the ground were visible. Offsets, like already mentioned, were produced
> from the bottom of the mother bulbs, a good distance from the surface.
> It seems it is an epigeal in the arid habitat as this would be a way to
> take advantage of night dew. In cultivation it is seen in countless images
> as a clump of aerial bulbs in small pots, typical of succulent cultivation.
> Other Ledebourias did the same when given ample root run, they buried
> themselves a good deal with the foliage pressed flat against the mix like a
> Massonia.
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