Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Posted by Becky Brinkman
You might think that something so ethereal must be difficult to grow. Not true. It's actually pretty foolproof if you can remember to ease off the watering for a couple of months after the flowers finish. By then the plant has enough reserve stored underground to withstand the seasonal drought that it would receive annually in its native grasslands-- usually lasting several months. In the greenhouse we reduce the frequency of watering from about every four days to about every ten days while the plants are leafless. Our cue to resume frequent watering is the emergence of the new leafy shoot.