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 Post subject: Eucomis vandermerwei
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:46 pm 
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This Eucomis vandermerwei is flowering for me now. This is miniature type where the beautiful decoratively marked leaves are between 250mm and 300mm long. The flowers grow no taller than around 120mm. To illustrate the size of a plant, there are 9 bulbs in this 23cm pot.

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 Post subject: Re: Eucomis vandermerwei
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:16 pm 
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love it, love the foliage and the blooms. Thanks for including the dimensions, I would have thought it a much larger plant from the photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Eucomis vandermerwei
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Hi Heinie, I have hundreds (literally) of Eucomis and just love this species......I killed my first one because someone misled me in to believing it needed to be slightly moist when dormant.....bad info!! Now that I keep it bone dry in the pot like all the rest of mine it has multiplied and I have a couple dozen from my original bulb. Thanks for sharing another lovely plant :D Dan

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 Post subject: Re: Eucomis vandermerwei
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:57 pm 
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That plant has a lot going on! Beautiful flowers and foliage.


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 Post subject: Re: Eucomis vandermerwei
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:26 am 
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Wow that's beautiful. The plants color and the blooms really show, well done :)

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