LEWISIA - Knowledgebase Question

Seattle, Wa
Question by tfrei
April 24, 2010
i HAVE BEEN GIVEN TWO TYPES OF LEWISIA. i KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HOW AND WHERE TO PLANT. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME ADVICE?


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Answer from NGA
April 24, 2010

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Lewisia is a member of the Portulaca family. It's classified as a succulent and does have thick, fleshy leaves, reminiscent of Sedums. Lewisia needs perfect drainage around the root crown to prevent rot. Plant yours in full sun or light shade, in moist, rich, rather gritty soil. Set the crown about 1" above the top of the soil and surround with stone chips, water well during flowering but keep water off the foliage. Reduce watering when flowering stops. You can propagate Lewisia by transplanting the offsets. Enjoy!

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