Brunsvigia josephinae not re-sprouting

pj t via pbs
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:21:42 PDT
    Thanks for the help.  I bought it bareroot from a grower in Los Angeles
California where its natural growing conditions are prevalent.  The roots
looked good and I potted it back into a pot with sharp draining media.  I
watered on occasion but we have 55" of rainfall here annually so I kept it
under cover.  I am concerned it isn't hot enough here as daytime temps are
around 21 Celsius with nights cooler.

On Monday, October 26, 2020, Bruce Schroder via pbs <> wrote:

> Jeff - you didn't mention anything about the state of the bulb when you
> acquired it.  Was it bare rooted or in the pot it had been growing in
> previously?   If bare rooted, what was the status of the root system?  If
> it had been out of the ground for sometime allowing the roots to dry and
> wither, then the bulb may remain dormant for the entire season while it
> attempts to restore its root system, although surely stored energy within
> the bulb would at least push out a few weakened leaves?
> The fact that it hasn't broken dormancy yet your other South African bulbs
> (presumably similar large fleshy Amaryllidaceae?) might also be
> attributable to the bulb being previously grown in a zone with a
> substantially different climate to yours?  Really clutching at straws here
> without any helpful background information!
> My final suggestion, the one you don't want to hear - perhaps you have
> developed a fungal rot in the root system and basal plate - is the bulb
> loose in the growing media?
> Bottom line, there's nothing you can do  to force "sprouting" or break of
> dormancy.  If the bulb is going to, it will do it on its own terms.
> Bruce Schroder
> Melbourne, Australia where my B josephinae are starting to go into
> dormancy.
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