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Watsonia schlechteri (100 seeds)


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Watsonia schlechteri (Iridaceae) It grows on rocky sandstone slopes in fynbos over a wide area of the Cape Province. Flowering mainly after fire, this species grows from 40 to 100 cm high and has scarlet flowers in an elongate spike. Sowing : Seed is sown in autumn, from April until June, 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 : Witelsbos. Harvest : May 2023