Re: [IGS] Sarcocaulon question
Sorry I thought I had already included the species. Sarcocaulan
vanderietiae. No I did not raise it myself but am buying it from a friend. I
have already gotten his advice on the plant but I always like to get as much
advice as I possibly can. Not because I do not trust his.
From: Andrew Wilson <awilson@FDA.NET>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Friday, June 12, 1998 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: Sarcocaulon question
>You have certainly received some advice on this one! A very good thread to
>follow. If your plant (what species of Sarc. is it anyway?) has been
>getting first place prizes in shows in California I would hate to steer you
>wrong at this stage. Let me ask you - how did you grow it in previous years
>so that you got it to take firsts. Evidently, whatever you did must have
>been effective without advice from me or anyone!
>Maybe start from there. If it is a plant you have not brought it through
>summer before then find out where it came from and what they did. Also,
>following Phil's comments I think we'd like to know what species it is.
>Returning to mixes for just a moment to the cauds you are growing and
>keeping moist in summer, such as the Ficus, you should give it lots of
>water. Even go to placing the container above a pan from which it can take
>up water in hot weather. At least that's what I do here. The Ficus
>petiolaris caud is about the size of a very large turnip. Don't let it go
>dry at all. Then the peat will work. But I'd better say no more on this
>topic as this is not the place for us to be discussing non-geraniums!
>San Diego, California
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