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 Post subject: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:07 am 
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Here is one of my Brunsvigia orientalis bulbs in flower and one with two scapes from last year

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:04 pm 
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That is a truly wonderful color of red I have to say!! This is a species that I have never acquired.....can't have them all I suppose in my zone 6 with no GH :D Dan

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:30 pm 
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very cool, love all your pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:47 pm 
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Thank you for the compliments.

Dan,
Firstly, can you please explain GH to to me?

These bulbs have the same growing cycle as described under my Amaryllis Belladona post. They flower in March and April for two to three weeks. They pollinate very easy and form seeds very quickly. When the scape becomes dry it breaks off close to the bulb to spread the seeds in habitat. I pollinated a number of flowers with one of my Amaryllis Belladonna onto this Brunsvigia litoralis and reverse. I did the same last year but the seeds were taken away by a naugty Starling bird because the seeds are placed on top of the soil and germinate spontaneously like that in habitat.

I live about 35 miles from a colony of Brunsvigia orientalis and Haemanthus pubescens in habitat. I will post a photo of the Haemanthus pubescens in a new Topic. I am visiting that colony next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:41 am 
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Hi Heinie, GH is simply Greenhouse.....wish I had one :lol: I'd like to be able to have one where I can just put things in the ground based on region of the world where they came from :D Dan

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:38 am 
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Thanks Dan. I should have guessed. We very seldom talk about greenhouse because in the Clivia world we refer to shade house which is covered by shade cloth.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Very nice! You have an interesting collection of plants and I look forward to seeing more.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:18 pm 
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Thanks for your compliment.

I received two Proiphys Amboinensis bulbs from Thailand during this past week. I am very excited about them because they are already sprouting.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Hi Heinie, Well, a shadehouse would do no good when it is -20C outside I'm afraid :D

I've had Proiphys for many years now....very nice bulbs.....like a Hosta from OZ :D Dan

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 Post subject: Re: Brunsvigia
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:42 pm 
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We are very fortuanate that in Cape Town we do not ever experience a hint of frost never mind snow. The plants outside is never subjected to temperatures below 5 or 6C.

I always find it interesting to read the various forums on how the growers move the plants about to protect them from frost or snow. The northern parts of South Africa experience temps below zero.

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