Hippeastrum calyptratum mounted

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 01:38:48 PST
It grows extremely easily from seeds, and Mauro Peixoto of brazilplants.com offers seeds of it all the time. I haven't gotten any up to flowering size yet, but I'm almost there I think. BTW, I got to meet Mauro and see his place and both were great experiences. You could easily wander his shade houses for an entire day or more if you wanted to look at each species he has growing there. And he takes *very* good care of his seedstock. Also several professional botanists depend on him to grow their acquisitions. For example, the guy who did his PhD on the Neomarica genus deposited all of his plants with Mauro, and Dr. Julie Dutilh regularly leaves many of her latest Hippeastrum and Griffinia accessions with him. Got to see a Griffinia gardneriana in bloom recently; huge flowers (10 cm across) on the typically small plants but only last a couple of days in bloom.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a

On Jan 5, 2011, at 1:56 PM, santoury@aol.com wrote:

> Awesome looking plant guys! I would be interested in looking for some, if anyone has some to share, or leads to find some.
> Best, Jude

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