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Erika:
Hello, I just received a bulb of Pancratium sickenbergeri. This is my first bulb in this Genus. How deep should they be planted, and what pot size would be appropriate? Thank you. I hope Im posting in the correct section. Erika

Maggi Young:
I think this needs  quite a dry   home -  very well-drained  mixture in a pot for sure.
 Hans A. says while it flowers for him in Majorca, it doesn't make the curly leaves .....
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=2470.msg166902#msg166902

Hannelore:
Hello Erika,


--- Quote from: Erika on January 25, 2018, 05:45:58 PM ---Hello, I just received a bulb of Pancratium sickenbergeri. This is my first bulb in this Genus. How deep should they be planted, and what pot size would be appropriate? Thank you. I hope Im posting in the correct section. Erika

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I have Pancratium maritinum from seeds which I brought 2014 from the botanic garden on Gran Canaria. It grows in a pot simulating its situation on the beach: The pot is ca. 30 cm height, at the bottom 10 cm soil and the rest "sharp sand" (screed sand). In summer the pot stands in open air in a very sunny place, in winter (rather dry) in the cold glasshouse (temperature down to 5C). The leaves stand upright 15-20cm over the sand. I hope to get flowers this year. In any case I'll open the pot in May-June (after 3 years) and look how the bulbs have develloped.

Greetings
Hannelore

Erika:
Thank you Hannelore. How deep should the bulb be planted? Erika

Hannelore:
When I planted mine, there were hardly bulbs because the seedlings were less than a year old. If I'll find bulbs I'll plant them ca. 1/3 into the soil, 2/3 into the sand. It's just imitating how they probably grow in their natural habitat. It is surely strange never to see what happens under 20 cm sand, but as the leaves of my plants stand always right up and when vanishing new leaves come in a short time I presume that they're o.k.

Greeting
Hannelore

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