Hesperantha vaginata

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:59:40 PDT
To more specifically answer Shmuel,

> Also, I know [H. vaginata] is native to an area in S Africa with
> clay soils. Would one still use a loose, fast draining mix in a pot?

I would say No, don't use a loose, fast draining mix in a pot. I disagree
with the others who answered. I live in the desert and for clay-dwellers I
use a heavy mix of fine granite silt and coarse sand.

I would recommend you try what I presume is your local fine-particle
desert or grassland soil. Your winters are generally of low humidity
unless it's raining, right? And the bulbs will be better insulated in
heavy soil during the summer.

If I lived in a high-humidity summer area I might use a loose, coarse mix
to try and avoid rot. But summer rot is not a problem in a dry desert.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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