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#1 manders

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 19:34 PM

I noticed an odd thing with my longifolia, i have one piece in a conservatory where it does fine all year Another piece is in a greenhouse with ~10C minimum but this one has all but dissapeared. I know they can go dormant if dry and i overwintered one like that several years ago, but does the cold alone make them dormant? If theyre cold and wet will it survive or does it need a cold dry dormancy? Anybody grown them in those conditions?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 20:09 PM


i did some try with these plants, until 0 degree,the plants gone in dormancy,and came back some months later,in the end of april beginning of may,i live in south of france and i dont use to warm my greenhouse.regards

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

my plants go dormant with 5c minimum but do not thrive, they grew much better when they were heated to 10c min.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 18:22 PM

Longifolia seems to do a bit better with a bit of a rest. It seems to come back stronger.