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Lachenalia attenuata


Lachenalia attenuata.  A tall species that can grow up to 22cm. They make a single linear leaf and the base is purple banded. Flowers are pale blue and greenish yellow. Sowing: Seed is best sown in autumn in deep seed trays or pots in a sterilized medium of equal parts fine compost or loam, and river sand. Sow the seed thinly to prevent overcrowding and fungal infection, and to allow sufficient room for each seedling’s bulb to develop. Cover with a thin layer of sand, and keep moist and shaded. Germination should occur within five weeks. Locality: Kariegakop. Harvest: December 2023


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