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Hippeastrum species

Postby Kermit » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:23 am

Hi,

Does anyone grow hippeastrum species?

I have reticulatum and papillio and probably quite a number of hybrids.
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Re: Hippeastrum species

Postby chocolate » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:14 am

Yes I grow 'reticulatum' and enjoy the flowers sometimes twice a year, the leaves I like best of all.
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Re: Hippeastrum species

Postby bubba louie » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:03 am

Kermit wrote:Hi,

Does anyone grow hippeastrum species?

I have reticulatum and papillio and probably quite a number of hybrids.


I have both as well.
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Re: Hippeastrum species

Postby Kermit » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:35 am

Thanks.

Nice flowers, chocolate. I see they flowers better in Qld.

The more sought after species are harder to come by and collectors are keen to keep them to themselves.

These species take much longer to flower hence when they become available, the price can be prohibitive however it is the only way to get them.

Other bulb types are also elusive. I also grow haemanthus and recently bought some seed from South Africa. These will be fantastic. I have a

variegated plant of that which I flowered for the first time this year (white probably albifloss) and when I figure out how to attach pictures, it will be shown.

I do have the Worsleya rayneri (procera) which everyone calls the blue hippie. This is very slow. My plants are now at least 8-10 years old and if I am

lucky, they might flower this year.
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Re: Hippeastrum species

Postby Pam » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:51 pm

I do have the Worsleya rayneri


I lost mine last year in the deluge. :(
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