Sprekelia howardii

Ronald Redding ron_redding@hotmail.com
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 02:00:11 PDT

Well done, I remember when you were asking the group about pollination I can 
not believe you have seeds already or time really is going by faster and 
faster. I hope you are happy with your germination rates which ever method 
you use. I am not really a person to help somebody with as much experience 
as you however I like to float seeds for a couple of days if their physical 
characteristics allow it and then place them in seed raising mix even if 
they show no radicles. I have been successful with this method on 
hippeastrum, worsleya, pamianthe, pancratium and phaedranessa to name a few, 
I am always amazed how similair some of these seed appear. I have never 
germinated or seen a Sprekelia howardii however with everyone's successes 
the rest of us are one step closer to be able to one day include them in our 

One other thing, I did not look up the spelling of any of the above and I 
hope they are all correct. It has made me realise how devoted I have become 
to learning as much as possible about my "hobby". Maybe one day the internet 
will become so advanced that we all might be able to have conversations, 
then I might be able to learn how to pronounce them like I have learnt to 

Kind Regards and Best Wishes
Ron Redding
Hervey Bay

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