Velthemia Seeds

Brian Whyer
Thu, 31 May 2007 15:31:02 PDT
What I grow as Veltheimia bracteata flowers in early spring for me too. I
have green seed pods at present, and I allow the tired leaves to dry off in
the summer, although according to this link… it is evergreen in
the wild.
I have mentioned this before, but, in the winter light levels in the UK the
flower colour varies considerably. As a house plant my flowers are a very
pale pink. In the greenhouse if not turned occasionally the south side is a
good deep pink, the north side much paler, especially if it faces other
plants rather than the glass.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England
> My experience with Veltheimia bracteata in So. CAl is that it is a pure
> winter grower. It begins to leaf out in Sept/Oct and blooms in
> The leaves rapidly disappear after blooming. Currently they are in seed
> which, in groups, is also quite attractive .
> Richard Wagner
> Vista, CA

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