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Old 10-20-2019, 07:59 AM
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My small twinkle has been growing in 10 to 15 mm rough diameter scoria rock pieces .... for nearly 1 year now. The spike is currently developing the second round of buds ....and the plant developed two new growths. The scoria media is great.

I just use the water spray wand to water only the media ..... as much water as we like. I found that everyday watering .... or as much as we want .... is no problem with scoria. Air circulation is quite good here. Total dry out conditions is no problem as well.

Watering the sides around the bulb (and getting water on the sides of the bulb) is no problem.

I definitely agree that it is a good idea to avoid getting water into the pocket regions at the base of the leaves .... to avoid water trapping and rot. So just watering the media and the root area and sides of the bulbs is just fine.

In the attached image, I had only just finished watering the media ..... which is 100% scoria rock.
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Here it is...blooms. Such a small plant already blooming.
Attached also some photos of the mother plant that is also blooming.









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Thatís adorable. I donít have any Twinkles for some reason but I really like the color in this one!
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As I'm sure you know, there are two more varieties, white and yellow. Once I thought about getting one of each to have the complete collection but as I'm out of space, I decided not to get them.
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Look around, rbarata. There are more than two others, including a couple new crosses! Your foliage looks good. As usual, a nice job!
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Ive seen youtube videos of a cinnamon coloured one, very pretty.
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:49 PM
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Well done! Getting blooms on the little one is such a nice bonus.
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