Haemanthus advice

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:34:16 PDT

They look like Haemanthus albiflos to me, and that is the only white 
flowered Haemanthus that is common in cultivation.  Haemanthus albiflos is 
pretty tough and you can probably repot it almost any time of year.  It 
would be good to clean out the dead roots as well.  They look like they 
could use a bigger pot, too!

If you accidentally kill yours, I can send you some replacement bulbs of 

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

At 04:15 PM 4/23/2013 -0500, you wrote:
>I was at a local nursery today and found this haemanthus tucked away in
>a corner of one of the greenhouses. One of the owners said he didn't
>know what kind it was but said it had a white flower. Can I assume it is
>a haemanthus albiflos?
>It looks like it has been in its pot for some time and there are a lot
>of dead roots on it. Is this a good time to repot? Should I remove as
>much of the dead roots as possible?  Would it be a good idea to increase
>the size of the pot or leave it in the same pot? Any other general
>advice is always appreciated :)
>Here are some pictures of it:
>West Suburbs of Chicago, IL
>Zone 6A
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Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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