Clivia 'Vico Yellow'

J.E. Shields
Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:44:28 PDT
Hi all,

I received five of the little plantlets with their roots in clear medium 
from Steve Vinisky in 1998.  In September 1999, all 5 were still alive and 
healthy.  The first plant bloomed in April 2002.  I don't know how long it 
took to get the t.c. explants to the size plantlets that I received; if I 
had to guess, I'd hazard about 3 years.

I currently have only one survivor, and the losses were due to heavy summer 
rains for several years in a row, before I had an all-weather 
greenhouse.  This caused various rots and fungal infections of the mature 
plants.  Leaving valuable Clivia plants outdoors in the weather in summer 
is apparently not a good idea in this part of the country.  I had similar 
misfortunes with other clivia plants over those same summers, so it's not 
something specific to 'Vico Yellow'.  It was the miserable weather here.

I have one scape on the surviving plant of 'Vico Yellow' (t.c.) at the 
moment.  I intend to pollinate those blooms shortly.  I have a few 
seedlings from those early Vico blooms, but none are anywhere near blooming 
size yet.  My t.c. plantlets grew to bloom size within 4 years of my 
receiving them, but they got a LOT of T.L.C.  The seedlings from the Vico 
plants have been rather slower growing; but they don't get much, if any, 

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 02:13 PM 3/24/2008 -0700, you wrote:
>Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> > I'd be
> > curious if others have tissue culture plants that grew much more rapidly
> > like they are supposed to.
> >
> > Mary Sue
> >

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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