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Rhodohypoxis, a carpet of star flowers

Rhodohypoxis produces simple, thin foliage, then the beautiful, large flowers appear most often with hues of pink, which literally obscure it. Easy to use in the garden, this bulbous plant bears its large, star-shaped, 6-petal single or double flowers on short, thin stems of around 10 to 15 cm. Flowering appears in late spring producing a superb carpet until fall in a burst of gorgeous color! Although they are often found pink, the flowers of rhodohypoxis can be carmine, pink, or white in color.

Botanical name:

• Rhodohypoxis Baurii

Plant info:

• Cycle: Perennial
• Foliage: Lapsed
• Hardiness: Hardy (-12 ° C)
• Family: Hypoxidaceae, Hypoxidaceae
• Harbor : Tuft with erect stems
• Exhibition: Sun
• Ground : Drained and rather acidic humus
• Sowing: February March
• Plantation: Spring
• Flowering: June to September
• Fruiting: -
• Rooting: Bulbous plant
• Cultivation area: From 8a see France hardiness card Quebec hardiness card
• Origin: South Africa
• Honey plant: No or little.
• Edible plant: No
• Poisonous Plant: No

Particularities:

• Rhodohypoxis are very easy to grow as soon as exposure and soil conditions are right. It is possible to multiply them easily after flowering. And you have to be careful to protect the bulbs during the winter.

What advantages in the garden:

• Natural aesthetics.
• Long and generous flowering.
• Note its capacity for natural expansion.

What exposure for rhodohypoxis?

• Sun

What soil?

• The floor must be drained and rather acidic

Method of multiplication?

• Division after flowering.
• Sowing.

When to sow rhodohypoxis?

• Under cold shelter or even outdoors, from February-March.

Collect the seeds of rhodohypoxis:

• The first thing before sowing is to get seeds.
• It is easy to collect them from plants in the garden at the end of flowering.
• Wait for the end of flowering, then let the flower dry so that the seeds mature.
• The seeds are mature when they are dark brown / black in color.
• Let them air dry, bag them and place them in a dry place protected from light.

A word from the amateur gardener:

The seeds collected will not always give the same variety as the plant from which it came (mother plant), because the fertilization of rhodohypoxis is not controlled in nature. This method of collecting seeds is therefore not the best method of multiplication, mBut personally, I always find it interesting to do.

How to sow?

In February under unheated and bright:
• In a punctured container to evacuate the water.
• Add a gravel bed
• Add a mixture of seedling soil and moist heather soil.
• Pack and sow the seeds.
• Cover them with a very thin layer of sand.
• seeds need light to germinate.
• The tray can be placed outside because the seeds will benefit from the cold for germination.

A word from the amateur gardener:

The flprayer can take place later, while the bulbs are mature.

When to plant Rhodohypoxis bulbs?

• In spring from April.

How to plant?

• Work the soil halfway up the spade.
• Place a gravel bed before replenishing the soil if necessary - if the soil is too clayey.
• Mix garden soil with sand to make it lighter and more draining.
• Place the bulbs about 8 to 10 centimeters deep.
• Space the bulbs 5 small centimeters apart.
• Recap, tamp ...
• Water.

Culture in pots?

Rhodohyopoxis are perfect bulbs for container culture.

• In a medium pot 30 cm wide, shallow, and pierced.
• Place 5 or 6 bulbs in a mixture of planting soil and 50/50 sand.
• Place the pot in a sunny location.
• Water, then water on dry soil, over time.

Interview :

• Tussock division occurs after flowering around October.
• Watering on dry land
• Rhodohypoxis bulbs do not tolerate too much winter humidity.
• It is therefore necessary to protect the bulbs in rainy regions.
• To do this, place a bed of dry leaves plus a wintering veil above the bulbs.
• to keep with sardines or stones.

Flowering of Rhodohypoxis:

• The bulbs bloom generously from June and until autumn, September or even October.
• Numerous pink, red or white flowers with a yellow heart, pointed petals, short, simple and fine foliage.

Varieties:

There are many colors around pink, red and white.
• Rhodohypoxis "Red King" with red flowers
• Rhod. "Rose Queen" with pink flowers
• Rhod. "White Princess" with white flowers

What to plant with?

• Poppies, low spurges, statices, sagebrush ...

Use :

ATa garden: In a massif, in an isolated parterre in the grass ...
• Without garden:
In a medium, shallow, well-drained pot

Quick sheet:


Plant a seed

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A pot, a little potting soil and a seedВ: nothing more is needed to have the pleasure of witnessing the miracle of the germination and growth of a plantВ!

This worksheet is designed for you if you don't have the basics of gardening or want to introduce your child to the basics of gardening.

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Rémi likes the company of Manue the Lettuce and Charlotte the Carrot, as well as that of Huguette the Zucchini or Enrico the Bean.

Sow, for example, alternating radish seeds and carrot seeds on the same row. The radishes will be harvested quickly, and then leave room for the carrots to grow.


2. Choose the right substrate (soil or potting soil)

The substrate in which you will carry out your sowing is important. It does not necessarily have to be overly enriched with nutrients, this could complicate the growth of your plant which needs to develop its root system first. Collect garden soil or buy seedling soil. This will do the job perfectly for your sowing. When your plant has passed the 3/4 leaf stage, you can provide it with a little richer soil. For plantings in the ground, save the soil in your garden but do not hesitate to add fertilizer according to the quality of the latter. For more information on the difference between soil and potting soil see our article on the subject.


Harvesting the seeds

How to sow delphiniums

  • The sowing is done in a polystyrene terrine to preserve freshness.
  • Spread seedling soil.
  • Tamp lightly.
  • Sow the seeds (not too thick) by dispersing them over the entire surface of the terrine.
  • Sift some potting soil to cover them very lightly.
  • Tamp again.
  • Drizzle with a sweet apple.
  • Close the terrine.
  • Place in a cool place under trees, in the shade.

How to sow lupines

  • Use the polystyrene terrine again for freshness but sow in pots this time, because lupines do not like to be transplanted
  • Install in the same way 3 to 4 seeds in a pot to have nice clumps later.
  • Cover with the polystyrene plate and keep in the shade.

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