Grown outdoors in a frost free area, 50% shade cloth
or dappled shade of a tree. Plants can be brought
indoors while in flower.
From 1 C° to hot days.
Good drop of temperature needed from day to night
during spike induction time (January – March) to
Water during morning and allow to drain freely.
Never let medium dry out completely or remain
too wet. Do not water over the leaves in the heat of day,
as this may cause the shoots to rot.
One heaped teaspoon of Chemicult in 5 litres of water.
Apply every 3rd watering.
January to flower spike emerges: Use
Chemicult FLOWERING (low Nitrogen)
From flowering to December: Use
Chemicult GROWING (high Nitrogen)
A controlled-released fertilizer may be used as an
alternative to the above formulas. A flat teaspoon of
dolomitic lime once a year per pot is also good.
Only if necessary after flowering, do not break up plant
too often, as flowering will be affected.
Each division must have at least 3 mature bulbs
with leaves. Back bulbs can be potted individually in
small pots with course grit, keep drainage holes open.
For potting medium, use Rockwool or a mixture of
sieved bark and marble chips. Fluff out Rockwool with
garden fork, moisten lightly to minimise dust,
as not to inhale harmful particles and pot loosely,
(do not compress it!) Water well after potting!
Keep plants clean and use insecticides and
fungicides only when required (available from leading
garden centres). Wash your hands and sterilise all tools
used before using it on the next plant.