Answer: Peacock orchids (Acidanthera) are similar to gladiolas in that they need to be dug each fall in cooler regions. (If left in the ground they will freeze to death.) After frost or about six weeks after they bloom, lift them, remove the stems and cure the corms in a dry place for several weeks. When dry, pack the corms in peat moss or mesh bags or paper bags and store cool, at about 40 degrees. The smaller bulbs will eventually grow to blooming size, so it is up to you whether you want to nurture them along or not. They would be lifted and stored then replanted annually until they reach blooming size.
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