Nicholas Wightman nicholas.wightman@hotmail.com
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 14:53:04 PST
I grow both Walleria mackenziei and nutans just south of Lusaka, Zambia and they are fairly easy to cultivate in any well drained soil with ample moisture and fertilizer during the growing season and a dry dormancy of 6 to 9 months. There is another member of Tecophiliaceae here in Zambia, Cyanastrum johnsonii as well but at the moment I don't have any experience growing it but I hope to collect it from a friend soon. I can contribute photos of all three species for the wiki if you would like?


From: pbs <pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org> on behalf of Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:07:10 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Walleria

When Ernie recently mentioned he had Walleria gracilis flowering, I
noticed we didn't have that genus on the wiki. He was kind enough to
send me information about how he grows that species and photos so I have
created a wiki page. Does anyone else grow it or one of the other
species? I found it very interesting learning about it. The
Tecophilaeaceae family has such an interesting distribution with South
American, African, and one California genus.


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