Light levels for growing SA bulbs - Simplified...

Peter Taggart
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:39:37 PDT
The Lachenalia aloides will grow weakly with etiolated floppy leaves if
light levels are too low. If you look at it as it emerges, you will be able
to judge for yourself if more light is needed. I would expect it to be
coming into growth now in the northern hemisphere. Inadequate light does
slow down growth a lot, but I have forgotten the figures.
Peter (UK)

On 19 October 2016 at 17:42, Sarah Hinckley <> wrote
> Those of you that grow South African bulbs under glass in the Pacific
> Northwest (and I think there are a few of you out there!), do you add extra
> lights to compensate for our low light levels in the winter?

>  I am growing
>> these in a greenhouse in the (sometimes) gloomy Pacific Northwest
>> winter.  The bulbs I am growing are various Moraeas, Geissorhiza
>> radicans, Lachenalia aloides, Sparaxis tricolor.
>> (plus Eucrosia mirabilis from Ecuador)

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