Chlidanthus fragrans

Erik Van Lennep
Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:35:11 PDT
So dry them off and chuck them in the fridge?

On Mon, 8 Jul 2019 at 17:58, Lee Poulsen <> wrote:

> I would love to hear a summary of all that you were told, Uli.
> And to add one more set of suggestions, I asked Alex Cespedes of Bolivia
> if he knew anything about flowering C. fragrans. Alex has just published a
> new Chlidanthus species, Chlidanthus ariruma, and grows all three species.
> Here’s what he told me:
> “I have fragrans collected from habitat. These plants, more than anything,
> need rest/dormancy during cold for half a year. They flower in November and
> have leaves until February. Afterwards, they enter dormancy all winter and
> part of spring. Their climate is dry and cold. Only with the abundant rains
> do they sprout and flower. The majority of those who cultivate this species
> commit this error; they don’t let the bulbs rest.”
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
> > On Jul 7, 2019, at 1:21 PM, Johannes-Ulrich Urban <
>> wrote:
> >
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Thank you very much for your help and advice in flowering this plant,
> most of it was sent to me privately. Interestingly the advice given is
> extremely different if not contradictory but the common issue seems to be
> to keep it hungry and thirsty. I will change the growing conditions of this
> plant and will patiently observe......
> >
> > Bye for today
> >
> > Uli
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