Some comments on Rhodophiala

Den Wilson
Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:29:31 PST
Dear All,

Thank you Alberto for filling in a few large gaps in a little-understood
genus. I had some Rhodophiala marked down as 'awkward' but perhaps it's me
that is being awkward and not the plants.

Matthew wrote:<<  I've been growing my R. advena as
a summer-grower - maybe forcing it to aestivate later in the year would be a
good idea?>>.

Hmmm.... My R. advena not only grow the 'wrong way around' but they also
flower at the 'wrong' time of year (early summer onwards). Given that the
plants were seed-raised and germinated immediately, could they still believe
they're in S. America (out of phase)? They seem perfectly happy and flower
regularly every year. Perhaps I should leave them and try a new batch from
seed to see what happens? The same applies to R. araucana. There is always
the question of correct identification and I'm used to re-writing plant
labels on a regular basis.

I will try to upload a couple of images to the wiki (stand by for exploding


Den Wilson
Isle of Wight
Zone 8 (maritime). almost frost-free - but not this year.

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