Tony Avent
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:09:20 PDT

	If you grow Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' from seed you will get purple
offspring, but since we introduced it 24 years ago, we have never had any
seedlings as dark as the original.

	I'll add to the note about floppiness, I attribute most of this to a lack
of air movement.  Without good air movement, the cell walls of the plant
become weak and cause the leaves to flop.  It's a very common practice in
commercial greenhouses to increase the air flow to increase turgidity of
the stems.

At 10:19 PM 7/12/2005 +0200, you wrote:
>I have had also the same problem as Arnold mentioned, that is floppy
leaves on pole evansii grown in rather small pots. Now they are in the
ground and bigger pots and have all upright huge leaves.
>BTW anyone know (Tony Avent are you there??) if Eucomis 'Burgundy
Sparkling' come true from seed?
>Angelo Porcelli
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Tony Avent
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