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Paul Cumbleton

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Gymnospermium cultivation
« on: March 18, 2023, 06:14:42 PM »
I sadly lost my Gymnospermium albertii this winter. I think it probably was too wet and too cold. How do people grow these plants? I have always been unsure about watering in particular. When should watering commence? Several species are snowmelt plants so I wonder if they would be better not watered until late winter? Any cultivation advice would be much appreciated, there is surprisingly little on the web.
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Paul
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Re: Gymnospermium cultivation
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2023, 07:58:43 PM »
Mine grows alongside my Cape Bulbs Paul. I water it In September with them. Then just keep the plunge damp until I see the shoots emerge - often around Christmas time. I feel it would be more in character kept dormant for longer. I do wonder if it would be worth keeping it dry and warm until November before starting it. When I have lost it in the past it was due to being too damp in Summer.
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Re: Gymnospermium cultivation
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2023, 01:33:01 PM »
Thanks Darren, it's always interesting and helpful to hear how others go about growing things. In future I will endeavour to keep them more on the drier side through the winter.

Paul
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