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Lachenalia brevifolia (Polyxena brevifolia)


Lachenalia brevifolia (Polyxena brevifolia) A plant growing to 15cm with 2 or 3 sub-erect leaves and an attractive raceme of pale lilac flowers. 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: Theunskraal. Harvest: December 2023


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