Angelo Porcelli
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:38:12 PDT
I do grow Doryanthes palmeri and although it has reached a good size, it hasn't flowered yet but I think it will next year. This species is rather slow growing indeed and I read it takes 7-8 years to flower from seeds. Mine has withstood several times -3°C (27F) without damage but literature reports -5°C as its lower limit. I don't know if we should consider it a true geophyte. It was placed one time in Agavaceae and indeed it closely related to Beschorneria as visual look, as well as Manfreda and Hesperaloe as general structure of the plant.

Angelo Porcelli
south of Italy

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