Pamianthe peruviana seeds

Rimmer deVries
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:32:57 PDT
I had similar positive results as Jim McK from my 6 seeds from BX 365. the seeds were started outside in July 2014 in a 4.5 inch pot of 50:50 long green sphagnum and pumice, water well and covered with a plastic baggie. they all sprouted quickly and the baggie was removed and they watered occasionally.  in the winter they went inside on a heat pad under a humid dome under light on a 12 hr timer and they keep on growing. The temp on the heat pad was up to 80F days and 50F nights.
  When it got warm outside agian they went outside and sat in the back steps which gets early morning and late afternoon sun.  They have not been fertilized yet.

a few weeks ago they went back inside due to the few 25F nights we had, and have sat in my 45-70F basement under a grow light near an open window, until i read Jim’s post with reminded me to put them on the heat pad under a humid dome.

they look great, the bulbs are about 3/4” diameter

they are still in the origin pot , undisturbed for 1 year, no fertilizer, just rain water captured from neighbor's copper gutters.

if i did not have $20 to spend on a heat pad, i would put them on a shelf over a light  


> On Oct 26, 2015, at 4:06 PM, Jim McKenney <> wrote:
> Last year i got seven Pamianthe seeds through the exchange. I planted them in a deep (10") container filled with partially composted tree bark, The container was placed outside in the open air and full sun. Until the seeds germinated (and every one did) they were watered daily. They grew well throughout the summer and early fall. As things cooled down, I brought them inside, where they grew well until...
> About the "until": to economize, I keep the house thermostat set to 55 degrees F. I've already been told that that's too cold for most people, but it never occurred to me that it might be too cold for some plants. It's apparently too cold for Pamianthe: one by one they disappeared during the winter. 
> This was a huge disappointment, and I had to give myself the talk about not being able to have everything. I wrote Pamianthe off as not for me.
> Until there was another "until". I wrote them off until I read on The Bulb Maven blog about growing them on a heated pad. So, if I get another chance, I'll grow them during the winter over something warm  (the pilot light on the stove is tempting). 
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