Scadoxus multiflorus - how to bloom?

Anders Bo Petersen
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:08:42 PDT
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.

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Emne: Re: [pbs] Scadoxus multiflorus - how to bloom?

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?



> Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:41:23 +0100
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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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