Phaedranassa Virdiflora

Fred Biasella
Mon, 11 May 2015 07:52:18 PDT
Thank you all for you wonderful and valuable input. I will try planting them deeper and in a taller pot and we'll see what happens.

Warm Regards,

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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Diana Chapman
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 10:18 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Phaedranassa Virdiflora

I agree with Nhu.  Mine bloom well, and I have found all Phaedranassas to be very un-fussy about the potting medium.  You might try planting them deeper, they do not want the bulb exposed.  Deep planting tends to discourage offsetting and therefore the bulb can get large enough to produce a flower bud.  Mine never dry out.  The climate here is very cool and damp, so even without watering there is moisture in the medium and I water them about once a month in winter.

> Hi Fred,
> The trick to getting these Andean bulbs to bloom is to allow them to cool
> down for several months. My P. viridiflora multiplies well just like
> yours.  I don't think it has as much to do with mixes as it has to do with
> cooling them to get them to bloom. My pots stay outside (Berkeley, CA) and
> cool down to near freezing temperatures (8-4C) for a few months and the
> temps even dip down to -2C some nights. I also stop watering them during
> dormancy, but because my winters are cool and moist, the pots never dry out
> and I don't ever recommending drying out completely for these bulbs.
> Nhu
> On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Fred Biasella <>
> wrote:
>   I even keep them cool and dry in the winter like the clivias,
>> dice. What am I doing wrong? Help?
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