A. sikokianum - addendum

Ellen Hornig hornig at OSWEGO.EDU
Mon Sep 8 02:24:25 CEST 1997

It occurs to me that the best way to forestall numerous requests for
cultural instructions is to give them here (for the little tubers I'm
distributing).  Here goes:

You'll get a small number of dormant tubers that are roughly 1/4"
diameter.  I'd suggest potting up to 4 together in a small pot (like a
rose pot or a NUPot 25 - roughly 2" across, 3" deep) in a well-drained
mix.  No need to plant really deep - maybe 1/2" beneath the surface.  Keep
the pot in a cold, but not freezing, place for the winter; the
refrigerator if you like.  Do not let it get dry, but, on the other hand,
do not let it stay wet.  Aim for slightly - very slightly - moist.

After at least three months cold (according to our list gurus who keep
track of such things), or in early spring, allow the pot to warm up
gradually.  No need to give artificial warmth - just let spring do its
thing (I believe in minimal intervention).  Remember that these are pretty
hardy plants.

That's all I'm going to say - after that, use common sense.  Now I really
have to write my lectures.


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