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Tuberose


TuberosePlant the Tuberose bulbs in January in a mixture of sandy loam and rotten dung, or leaf-mould, using a small pot for each bulb. Plunge them in a hotbed, taking care that the temperature does not fall below sixty degrees Fahrenheit, and withhold water until the foliage appears, when a moderate amount should be given.

When the pots are full of roots, shift the plants into larger ones, and grow on in a house with a uniform high temperature and moist atmosphere. For a succession of bloom place the roots in a cold frame and cover with cocoanut fibre until growth begins, then remove the fibre, water moderately, and transfer the most forward plants to the conservatory.

Tuberose bloom may be had all the year round by planting in succession from September to June.