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Offline Mike

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Zantedeschia
« on: August 24, 2007, 11:46:59 AM »
Zantedeschia or Arum Lillies are a particular favourite of mine however other than a white one that simply cannot be killed, I manage to murder all the colours that I plant.
I have several new different coloured bulbs that I want to get into the soil in the next two weeks or so.
Other than the obvious of shade and a fair ammount of water, can anyone put forward suggestions on how best to get these plants to thrive and do well?

All suggestions most welcome.

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Mike Falconer

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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 12:10:58 PM »
I have just noticed that I have posted the above in the incorrect place. I'm sure my issue with Zantedeschia is also an   ID 10 T   problem as well.

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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 15:49:16 PM »
Hi Mike
Received all my bulbs today - so anyone with advice, please let us know.
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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 15:49:16 PM »
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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 16:14:08 PM »
30-40 % shadenet in your clivia medium should work just fine.Plant them deep enough and remember to feed well for next years flwrs.Do not soak.I prefer to let mine dry out before the next watering.
Hopefully your bulbs weren't hormone treated.
Stop watering around March.

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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 16:17:56 PM »
BTW What have you paid on average for flowering size bulb?

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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007, 21:55:50 PM »
I agree with all of Etienne's advice and I also plant mine in similar growing medium as for clivia but plant them in large pots to allow them to multiply to a very large family which makes a lovely show. I place my pots in direct morning sun and some species like full sun all day like the standard white variety. I have these standard ones with flowers towering well over one meter high. They flower in the open ground now and will measure and place a photo tomorrow.

The available colours are amazing nowadays.

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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007, 18:50:13 PM »
I have just replanted my flwring size Black-Eyed Beauty's(Yellow with black eye)



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Re: Zantedeschia
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007, 19:40:20 PM »
Hot Shot!!!