Haemanthus question

mfyssMay 27, 2007

While H. multiflorus is in full bloom now, H. albifloss seems to never bloom. While H. albifloss grows well and divides readily, it does not flower. Just curious as to what it might take to get a flower?

Agapanthus sp. is in bloom now, as well. Yale

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greystoke(South Africa(11))

If they had it too good, then they don't flower.
These plants respond to the first showers of the season by (litterally) bursting into bloom.
Ever seen Namaqualand in full bloom? The Dutch tulip fields are a pale facsimily by comparison. The Calvinia weatherstation issues alerts after the first rains, and then the tourists come flocking in by droves.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 2:03AM
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wanda(Z9 CA)

WOW!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 12:18AM
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digdiva(z7 Wa)

My H. albiflos always blooms in November. I have two bulbs in a small terracota pot with sandy soil and under lights after a summer spent outdoors. I don't feed it or water it much throughout the year. Seems to be one of those plants that does better with neglect. The seeds are ripe now.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2008 at 2:21AM
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digdiva(z7 Wa)

Follow up from above, seeds now sprouting.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 4:31PM
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