Very basic Lachenalia questions

Ina Crossley
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:10:46 PST
Nhu, those are our spring temperatures, winter was cooler.   Several 
times going below 0ºC.  The ones in the garden are under the fruit trees 
(bare in winter) which is in a bark garden.  Rot has never been a 
problem.  Any in the garden come up faithfully the following season.  I 
do find the birds love to scratch them out of the soil so some of the 
bulbs may be getting more air than was bargained for. The ones in the 
garden seem to survive our wet winters.  However, the soil is volcanic 
and has wonderful drainage.


On 3/11/2015 7:13 a.m., Nhu Nguyen wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Ina Crossley <> wrote:
>> I live in Auckland, New Zealand (supposedly subtropical)  The Lachenalias
>> have just finished and are going dormant.  I am curious as to what
>> constitutes 'cool' temperatures.  Mine are fine outside, where daytime
>> temperatures range from 15-19ºC, nightime 11-12ºC. Are those considered
>> 'cool' temperatures.
> Hi Ina,
> I would love to have those temperatures you have during the winter. I think
> they're cool enough for Lachenalia, even if your daytime temps go to 19C.
> They tend to have leaf rot issues with too much water and not enough air
> movement. Sounds like a fun adventure with some really interesting plants.
> Nhu

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