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Maggi Young

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Re: Tecophilaea
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2020, 07:54:19 PM »
Maggi, they are in pots in an un-heated greenhouse. I was told when I bought them to with-hold water until after December then give a little water once a month until they flower.  They send up new shoots in February which stay white and then they shrivel.
I think that may  keep them too dry, ian.  Here they are  watered  from September  1st and  as they grow  they  get  progressively  more  water and  keep watering them until you  see  the  plants  die  back. The  bulbs  are  pretty  small and  need  all the  help they can get  to build  their  strength to flower.
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Re: Tecophilaea
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 12:12:40 PM »
Thanks Maggi. I,m just back from joining a queue at a well known supermarket. I gave up after 10 minutes and going nowhere.


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