Sprekelia: Greenhouse Plants
C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)
Mexico and Guatemala
Sprekelia formosissima is the Jacobean Lily frequently offered for sale by specialist bulb firms or from seed catalogues in amongst other bulbs and sundries. They are excellent and spectacular bulbs to plant which are almost guaranteed problem free for at least their first season. Bulbs are potted preferably into clay pots of well-drained loam-basedwhenever you receive them which might be in autumn for early summer flowering or spring in which case flowering will be in late summer. Plants should be allowed to die down after flowering, dried off and kept cool in a minimum of 7-10°C (45-50°F) until spring when they can be watered again and should flower in the summer. Pot on every two to three years after flowering, while the plant is still growing. It is possible to put pots of bulbs outside during summer although at the risk of getting rather waterlogged by rain. In the greenhouse they will benefit from good ventilation and slight shading whilst in flower.