Position – Sun or part shade
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Late summer
Hardiness – Half hardy
Acidanthera are best planted in a well-drained soil of loam, chalk or sand within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of sun or part shade. Acidanthera are versatile plants that make great cut flowers, alongside enhancing borders and pots in a variety of garden styles.
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It is recommended that you plant a handful of bulbs in a large container or pot, dug 10-15cm deep with the tips facing upwards. These can then be planted into the ground during the summer months when the weather is warmer.
Towards the end of autumn, remove the bulbs from outdoors and store in a warm, dry place. If there is a chance of a mild winter, it may be possible to apply a thick layer of mulch to the base of your plant, where it should survive the cold weather outside. Water during periods of drought and when soil is dry to the touch.
It is possible to propagate Acidanthera from the small corms that grow on their larger counterparts. Plant these into fertile, rich soil where they will be at optimum health within 2 years.
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