Cleveland, United Kingdom
I have just asked a question on ACIDANTHERA
Ive anwered my self by finding this ! so in case anyone else is interested
Understand that in their native habitat, they grow high up in semi-alpine conditions found in grassy meadows or growing between rock formations in soil pockets. This is not a plant that requires superb growing conditions; in fact, overwatering and overfeeding will shorten its lifespan.
It is however tender (if you were native to Ethopia, would you like northern winters) and should be lifted in the fall and stored. (dry and warm) As a curiosity, if you store them in the dark, the corms will remain white. But, if you store them in the light, the corms will likely turn green. Do not worry if the corm is green, plant it anyway and it will grow just fine.
Plant them so the base of the bulb is 3 inches deep and with 5 inches between bulbs.
Read more: http://www.flower-garden-bulbs.com/acidanthera.html#ixzz1EPDS9mwa
- 19 Feb, 2011