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J.E. Shields
Tue, 24 Dec 2002 05:06:04 PST

I got some of probably the same batch of seeds.  I planted them on January 
2, 1998.  In November, 1998, I potted up the dormant seedlings into 
individual 4-inch pots.

I had good survival and still have about 4 or 5 bulbs in large pots.  They 
are in individual 8-inch clay azalea pots now, and a couple are in 10-inch 
clay azalea pots.  None have bloomed for me yet, and I keep increasing the 
size of the pot -- the bulbs I saw at Kirstenbosch were huge, about the 
size of a large Dutch hybrid Hippeastrum or a Crinum.  Each bulb is making 
a few offsets, which I leave undisturbed.

Maybe Bill Dijk can give us some tips on getting these to bloom; please, 
Bill?  I'd like to learn more about this plant.

Best wishes to all for the holidays!

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)
Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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