Cultivation (growing techniques): Tecophileae leichtlinii cultivation
Started by: Ulrich TieslerGo to latest contribution by Ulrich Tiesler, 06 April 2017, 21:20. Go to bottom of this page.
finally I got hold of a few flowering plants - but to be honest I am pretty clueless re cultivation. From what I found in the internet I should keep the moist and well fed in spring - but how to cultivate on? What potting compost?
How can give tips from a bit of history of successful cultivation?
Thank you so much! Ulrich
We grow Tecophilaea in our standard potting mix, which is, by volume, two parts gravel, one part leaf mould , two parts sharp sand. They are fed some Sulphate of potash powder a couple of times during growth - tiny amount sprinkled on the surfave of the pot and watered in. They can be given weak tomato-type fertiliser occasionally during the growing season if wishes. We keep them in a cold glass-house and they remain dry through the summer, after the foliage dies down, after seed has ripened. Hope this helps. You can see more about the merhods my husband and I use in the Bulb Log Diaries of Ian Young on the Scottish Rock Garden Club Website - -these have been issued every week since 2003 so there is a wealth of information there. There is also an index to help.
Enjoy growing these most charming plants!