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Rhadamanthus platyphyllus (Drimia platyphylla)


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Rhadamanthus platyphyllus (100 seeds).

Family: Hyacinthaceae.

This used to be Drimia platyphylla. It is a small bulb that is indigenous to South Africa and grows in the arid winter rainfall areas of Namaqualand. It makes only 2 leaves which are velvety and with 2 distinctive lines in. This is a true small gem.

Sowing instructions: Seeds should be sown in autumn. Use 10 cm deep seed trays or pots and a well-drained, sterile sowing medium. Sow seeds thinly to prevent overcrowding and damping off. Cover with a thin layer of clean sand. Keep moist, but not wet, and place in a warm position. The young bulbs prefer a sunny position and very little moisture. Plant them in a potting mix that is sandy to loamy and very well-drained.

Locality: Caledon. Harvest: November 2023