Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:45:01 PDT
Jim Waddic wrote: " In the 4th pic from the top, the box on the left shows a bulb through the clear plastic. I had assumed this was the 'Crinum". This is also similar to the 6th pic 2nd bulbs from top left row. "

There were two of these bulbs in the mixed package. One rotted, and the other one is growing well. I expect it to be Zephyranthes candida, as Eugene Zielinski suggested when we discussed this last month.

The Aponogeton bulbs (tuberous corms) are shaped like  rounded ovals or stumpy carrots. 

That any of these grew came as a surprise. But the one which keeps me guessing is the piece which might be a Nymphaea, a waterlily. It's as light as a cork and has floated since being put in water back in early February. Yet it's extremely hard and shows no sign of mold or softness (or life!). If it ever starts to grow, I'll let you know. And if it does grow it will probably be one of those tropical waterlilies which push up their flower above water  for an hour or two in the middle of the night. 

Jim McKenney

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