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Watsonia angusta (100 seeds)


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Watsonia angusta. (Narrow Watsonia, red watsonia; grootrooipypie, rooipypie) It grows up to 2 m high. It has an underground, depressed globose corm 20–30 mm in diameter, with a coarsely reticulate, grey-brown tunic; sometimes several cormlets are found in the axil of the lower leaves. The stem is simple or usually with a few, short, diverging branches. Sowing : Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand : 2 parts compost : 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded. Locality: Grabouw. Harvest: September 2023