Phaedranassa Virdiflora

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Mon, 11 May 2015 05:58:24 PDT
I grow several Phaeds, as I call them - and you may have gotten those from
me on Ebay - I grow them all in Pro Mix, and they flower for me. (This is
what I do for all of my Hippeastrum types, and they like it - as opposed to
a coarser mix.)
Do you use fertilizer? I do not.
Best, Jude


On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Fred Biasella <
fbiasella@watertownsavings.com> wrote:

> Hi Heather,
>
> I kinda made it up after reading some of the posts on free draining mixes
> and I use this as my typical (default) mix. Depending on the plant, I will
> make adjustments to the mix and make it either finer or coarser. I have
> quite a few clivia and they seem to prefer the coarser mix. After doing a
> little research on Phaedranassa, I figured they would appreciate a similar
> free draining and organic mix. Do you grow Phaedranassa?
>
> Warm Regards,
> Fred
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Heather Koch
> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 7:47 AM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Cc: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Phaedranassa Virdiflora
>
> How did you come up with your planting mix?
>
> On May 10, 2015, at 12:52 PM, "Fred Biasella" <arlen.jose@verizon.net>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello Folks,
> >
> >
> >
> > I just unpotted a large pot of this Phaedranassa in the hopes of
> > getting it to bloom. Originally I purchased three bulbs and now have a
> > pot full of them but no blooms. I'm thinking they don't like my soil
> > mixture (peat mix, perlite, small redwood chips, small coco chips,
> > granite, coarse sand and
> > charcoal) it's the same I use for the clivias and they seem to like it
> > due to its free draining nature. Like I said, they've grown and
> > multiplied but no blooms. I even keep them cool and dry in the winter
> > like the clivias, but.no dice. What am I doing wrong? Help?
> >
> >
> >
> > Warm Regards,
> >
> > Fred Biasella
> >
> > Cambridge (Boston) MA
> >
> > USDA Zone 6b
> >
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