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User Profiles / Re: Hello from South Africa
June 19, 2023, 06:03:58 AM
I'm a new member also. I'm fascinated by South African flora. I've recently learned of Evan Eifler who has done interesting work documenting Geissorhiza varieties and attempting to discover evolutionary links between them. I'm excited to learn more!
User Profiles / Re: Intro post
June 19, 2023, 05:59:54 AM
Quote from: David Pilling on June 19, 2023, 03:27:28 AM
Quote from: Itjustismkay on June 18, 2023, 07:46:43 AMMy first bulb is Geissorhiza corrugata.

Hi, welcome to the forum.

Geissorhiza corrugata is on the PBS wiki - interesting looking plant.

Dioscorea elephantipes is there too, so we must think it is a bulb.

Stephania erecta caudex is not on the wiki, but it appears to be a bulb - "Stephania Erecta plant has a large potato-shaped woody bulb called a caudex" - maybe we should add it.

Great! Thank you for the resources. Very helpful. I've also gotten seeds for other caudex plants, a couple diff varieties of Stephania and Dioscorea. I'm excited to learn more here and branch off into some other plant species.
User Profiles / Intro post
June 18, 2023, 07:46:43 AM
Hello all, I'm new to the bulb game but excited to learn more and try some different plants. My first bulb is Geissorhiza corrugata. It's been difficult to find information for proper care but so far it's doing well in its first year.

I purchased bulbs and they came up 2nd month of winter here. Now it's early summer and they seem to be still growing. I'm hoping to see them die back and go dormant before long, some of the leaves are turning brown so maybe so. If anyone has any suggestions on growing medium for them I'd love to hear.

I've also been growing Dioscorea elephantipes from seed. And got a Stephania erecta caudex. Not sure if these qualify as bulbs but I'm loving them! I'm excited to try some other geissorhiza and other bulbing plants. Cheers!