If you love Stephania Erecta and if you are in for a challenge, why not try to grow a beautiful plant out of your bulb!
You do need some patience. But you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful and rare caudex plant.
How to start up your Stephania Erecta bulb?
– In early spring put your bulb onto some soil. Press it down slightly into the soil,
– Use a well-draining soil mixture (for example cacti soil with some perlite).
– Make sure the pot has some holes in the bottom to let any excess water flow out.
– Place the potted bulb in a warm spot where it will get some sunlight throughout the day.
– Water moderately so the soil doesn’t completely dry out. Try to keep the soil slightly moist.
– It could take a few weeks or months before new growth will emerge, so being patient is key!
Please note that Stephania Erecta normally goes dormant in wintertime. When you see the plant losing leaves (mostly somewhere late fall/early winter) stop watering your Stephania Erecta. When the plant goes dormant and you continue to water, the bulb can start to rot. If you just leave the bulb be for the winter, you can start over in spring.