Floral Architecture
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 10:18:05 PDT
I have one Manfreda viriginica that I mentioned last time the subject came up. 

It is still doing well. It has remained evergreen for me, not a stretch really for S. CA. It flowered for me several years ago when I had it placed in full sun. The plant overall looked pretty shabby so I moved it back into the shade with the Clivias. The plant looks much better but I don't think I will be getting flowers again. And, it has never produced any offspring. 

The flower spike, Dennis, was about 5' tall with green spidery or lacy flowers. I loved them. I was totally entranced. I suppose I need to get this one out in the sun again and plan on watering it more. 

Oh, my leaf color is solid green.

I was given another one, I am not positive of the species, that is doing well. It is in a lot more sun until about 3 or so. I will expect it too bloom later on this year. I'm fairly certain that this came from one of Gary Hammer's nurseries and I think it will have red flowers. I seem to remember seeing it several years ago at Desert to Jungle in bloom and again was totally entranced. 

I hope to be able to get some more of these as they are quite durable. I guess anything that can grow in TX and harsh parts of Mexico have to be pretty durable. 


John Ingram in L.A., CA. check it out
310.709.1613 (cell, west coast time, please call accordingly. Thank you)

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