Growing Eucrosia sp

L. Cortopassi - G. Corazza
Sat, 14 Mar 2020 15:15:57 PDT
I have E. mirabilis, from seed, and it naturally produced bulbs that are 1
cm in depth.

Gianluca Corazza, Italy.

Il giorno sab 14 mar 2020 alle ore 23:00 Bruce Schroder <> ha scritto:

> Like so many South American bulbs, there is so little information available
> regarding the natural growing environment for the various species of this
> genus and their growing needs under cultivation.  I am growing a couple of
> species at the moment here in Melbourne, Australia in my unheated
> greenhouse where winter temperatures are down to approx 5C.  I have
> flowered E mirabilis and have near flowering size E aurantiaca (seeds from
> PBS) and 2 year old seedlings of a E aurantiaca hybrid.  I also have
> seedlings of the same age of my own cross of Phaedranassa tunguraguae x
> Eucrosia mirabilis.  E bicolor doesn't seem to like the cold here
> unfortunately.
> My primary query is whether plants of the genus should be grown with their
> bulbs partly exposed, the neck at the surface of the growing media or fully
> buried (if so, what depth)?
> Bruce Schroder
> Melbourne, Australia
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