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Sandersonia - Plant
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Sandersonia is a rhizomatous plant genus native to South Africa and Swaziland, part of the family Colchicaceae.It has only one species, Sandersonia aurantiaca. aurantiaca is a perennial plant and a climber that can reach 30 inches in height.
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Description for Sandersonia

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

Sandersonia, otherwise know as Chinese Lily Lantern or Christmas Bells is a climbing bulb which produces masses of gold, bell-shaped flowers in Summer. It prefers well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

Common name(s): Golden lily,Christmas bells
Flower colours: Yellow or orange.
Bloom time: Late spring to early summer.
Max reacahble height: 30 inches
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sandersonia loves a sunny spot with well-drained loamy soil enriched with complete fertilizer. They only require water during the growing period until the flowers have finished, we then find it to be more drought tolerant than we expected. However, they do not like to be too wet over winter.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well drained soil
Water: Water plant once in a week
Temperature: 9.5 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Sandersonia

  • The tube has two fleshy prongs emerging from the central ‘bulb
  • These prongs should be planted down and covered with 2 inches (5 cm) of topsoil with about 3.1 inches (8 cm) between each tuber.
  • When shoots emerge they need to be protected from snails and slugs as they find them most desirable.
  • They will do well in a pot or container so long as there is good drainage.
  • They increase by making a new tuber each from the growing prong and often a small ‘nut’ on the other prong.
  • They can also be grown from seed which is usually ready to harvest at the end of April.
  • Seed should be planted early winter, sown thinly in trays or pots using a very well drained potting medium and covered with 0.4 inches (1 cm) of a mixture.

Typical uses of Sandersonia

Special features: It has an excellent shelf life of between 10-20 days, with the blooms continuing to mature up the stem over this period.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

References

    http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/p-1299-sandersonia.aspx http://worldoffloweringplants.com/grow-care-sandersonia/ https://whitehousenursery.com.au/planting-guides/select-and-planting-sandersonia

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5 / 5 Suchitha Raghunathan 01 July 2018
Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.
5 / 5 Alvisia Sule 21 June 2018
I had ordered this plant...I m very much satisfied with Nurserylive.... :)
5 / 5 Farid Molla 09 June 2018
This is one of my favorite plants.
4 / 5 Roopam Shahi 04 June 2018
Does best in rich, well-draining soil.
5 / 5 Ashish Bhujbal 28 May 2018
Perfectly shipped with care... Live plant is healthy...

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