pbs Digest, Vol 124, Issue 1

Anders Bo Petersen anbope1970@yahoo.dk
Wed, 01 May 2013 23:02:30 PDT
This just means that when it comes to S. Multiflorus ssp. Katherinae it apparently can stand extreme conditions.
Mine is in a window sill all year around in half shade. The temperature is more or less the same - around 20 celsius.
I water the plant now and then and fertilizer it from April to November. In August it flowers. The seeds ripen in February. This year I've tried to sow to the them. I now have five new baby-katherinaes.
 
Anders 
Copenhagen, Europe



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I have what I assume is Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae- bought as 
dried bulbs at a garden center many years ago.  They have multiplied 
somewhat but never as much as I would like of course. They're potted in  a 
12in azalea pot which they have filled. In the fall when hard freezes are 
predicted(Nov-Dec) I simply take the pot in a frost free shed and forget 
about them- they bloom every year.
Interestingly, a couple years ago, due to illness, I forgot to bring them 
out that year. I thought they would be dead for sure but I was wrong! 
Completely dry for over a whole year but when watered they soon took off and 
flowered like nothing had happened! Simply amazing.
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> For several years I've been growing various species of Scadoxus in my 
> window sill here in Copenhagen, Denmark.
> Every year in august Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae is flowering. 
> Compared to Scadoxus multiflorus which should be much easier to grow 
> compared to price and availability - it's much more trickier.?
> I've been told from other growers that they have exactly the same 
> problems. I was wondering if anyone has got any suggestions what to do. 
> Does it need a period of cooler temperature, less water - whatever?
> One last thing, I would like to buy seeds of Scadoxus cyrthanthiflorus but 
> don't know any growers.
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> Regards
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> Anders Bo Petersen
> Copenhagen, Denmark
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> In Zambia, S. multiflorus is dormant for between April and November where 
> it's completely dry except for the possibility of a rare rainfall. In that 
> time, April to mid August is cool and dry while late August to November is 
> hot and dry. Maybe trying to replicate such conditions will help with the 
> flowering?
>
> Cheers,
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> Nick
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>> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:41:23 +0100
>> From: anbope1970@yahoo.dk
>> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: [pbs] Scadoxus multiflorus - how to bloom?
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>> For several years I've been growing various species of Scadoxus in my 
>> window sill here in Copenhagen, Denmark.
>> Every year in august Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae is flowering. 
>> Compared to Scadoxus multiflorus which should be much easier to grow 
>> compared to price and availability - it's much more trickier.
>> I've been told from other growers that they have exactly the same 
>> problems. I was wondering if anyone has got any suggestions what to do. 
>> Does it need a period of cooler temperature, less water - whatever?
>> One last thing, I would like to buy seeds of Scadoxus cyrthanthiflorus 
>> but don't know any growers.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Anders Bo Petersen
>> Copenhagen, Denmark
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> From: Anders Bo Petersen <anbope1970@yahoo.dk>
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> Nick,
> That sounds interesting. When you say that your climate is cool during 
> these 4-5 month how cool is that?
> I remember that I had it flowering years ago - maybe I have been to kind 
> by watering the plant now and then in wintertime.
> Regards
> ?
> Anders?
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> In Zambia, S. multiflorus is dormant for between April and November where 
> it's completely dry except for the possibility of a rare rainfall. In that 
> time, April to mid August is cool and dry while late August to November is 
> hot and dry. Maybe trying to replicate such conditions will help with the 
> flowering?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Nick
>
>> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:41:23 +0100
>> From: anbope1970@yahoo.dk
>> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: [pbs] Scadoxus multiflorus - how to bloom?
>>
>> For several years I've been growing various species of Scadoxus in my 
>> window sill here in Copenhagen, Denmark.
>> Every year in august Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae is flowering. 
>> Compared to Scadoxus multiflorus which should be much easier to grow 
>> compared to price and availability - it's much more trickier.
>> I've been told from other growers that they have exactly the same 
>> problems. I was wondering if anyone has got any suggestions what to do. 
>> Does it need a period of cooler temperature, less water - whatever?
>> One last thing, I would like to buy seeds of Scadoxus cyrthanthiflorus 
>> but don't know any growers.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Anders Bo Petersen
>> Copenhagen, Denmark
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> From: Jim McKenney <jamesamckenney@verizon.net>
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> Anders, here in Maryland. where summertime day temperatures regularly go 
> over 32 degrees C (in July 1936 it reached 43 degrees C!); there are on 
> average about 30 days per year when the temperature is at or over 32 
> degrees C. Not only is it hot, it is humid. Not, I think, like Denmark.
>
> Scadoxus multiflorus multiflorus grows well and easily here. My plants 
> have been in the same pot for years. During the frost free season, the pot 
> is placed in a dish of water and left out in the sun. I try to remember to 
> keep water in the dish at all times. ?Some years I throw in some granular 
> fertilizer. In the autumn, I keep a watch out for night frosts and bring 
> the pot in for that night if they occur. Otherwise, the pot stays outside 
> until the foliage ripens sometime in early November. Then the pot comes 
> inside and spends the winter dry in the heated basement. In April or May 
> it goes outside again to repeat the cycle.?
>
> The soil used is a heavy loam.?
>
> Other than that, it gets no special care. And the pot has bloomed every 
> year, some years more abundantly than others.?
>
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the tree Davidia 
> involucrata has about a thousand flowers now, tulips are at their height 
> and the first tree peonies are in bloom.?
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