Just got my BCP order in. Anyone else growing this species? Looking for specifics on culture practices, temps, soil mix, watering, winter and summer practices... Thanks in advance.
Benurmanii wrote:This is one of the hardest Pings to grow for me. Seems to very easily rot if the bulb gets wet, but when the plant goes/is dormant, the bulb seems to dry up and die over time. If I try this species again, I would try in a heavy soil with organics and clay, and keep the soil dry but pot bagged during dormancy.Thanks for the info, right now I placed them ('hibernacula') on a mix of 3 parts flourite; 1 part perlite; 1 part crushed coral; 1 part #2 chicken grit (crystalized silica quartz). Maybe I'll add some peat to the mix?
Benurmanii wrote:In nature they grow in pine forest understory, so the soil is probably composed of a fair amount of organics.That being the case, perhaps a media utilizing pine needles (decompsed and not) would be beneficial?
DragonsEye wrote:I happen to have quite a few pines on my land of different species, I've thought of this as another soil type I may create another pot with this soil.Benurmanii wrote:In nature they grow in pine forest understory, so the soil is probably composed of a fair amount of organics.That being the case, perhaps a media utilizing pine needles (decompsed and not) would be beneficial?
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