New Blooms in the Greenhouse

Robert Blomquist
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 22:08:34 PST
I have an H albiflos that I got about 5 years ago, flowered as a spaz
with a mini bloom off to the side, just before I brought it in for the
winter for its dry season, and it seems to be swelling, growing more
leaves, and now I have leaves coming up outside on the plant so I
think I may have some off-set bulbs I could test here in the
"Temperate PNW" outside. Hate to lose this plant, but love to have it
happy outside.

Mountlake Terrace, WA Zone 8b by the USDA, but sometimes more like 7b.

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM, J.E. Shields <> wrote:
> Besides a pot of Haemanthus pauculifolius in bloom (see:
>… ), we have
> Lachenalia viridiflora in bloom now as well.
> Now I see a bloom stalk shooting up on Aloe microstigma, which we got from
> the U.C. Berkeley botanic garden about 9 months ago.  According to the book,
> "Guide to the Aloes of South Africa" by van Wyk and Smith, A. microstigma is
> native to a broad band from the Western Cape Province into the Eastern Cape
> Province.  A quick poll in the Xeric World Forum (see:
> ) showed that most microstigma
> seemed to be blooming now.
> We are also well along to getting a predicted 4 inches of snow here across
> central Indiana today.  It looks nice outdoors, but I'm staying inside for
> the rest of today.  We'll see what tomorrow brings when it gets here.
> Jim Shields
> in central Indiana
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