Phaedranassa Virdiflora

Nicholas plummer
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:40:06 PDT
Is this advice for Phaedranassa in general or P. viridiflora specifically?
I notice that it is distinctly different than the advice in the wiki, which
says: "It is often said in reference books that phaedranassas can be
brought into bloom at any time of year by withholding water for two months,
then resuming watering."

Following those instructions, I have forced a dry winter dormancy on my P.
tunguraguae but have left them in a warm greenhouse.  No blooms.

Perhaps someone with wiki access could update it to reflect Nhu's, Diana's
and Heather's experience?


On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:

> 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

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