Dear Judy, A lot of South African bulbs need warmth to stay open so they can be open longer indoors if it is warm than outdoors. Babianas in my garden often bloom a long time if not ruined by the rain. My experience with Sparaxis is that is never lasts very long. Even in the garden a week is about the longest. That is longer than some that last days however. It would depend on how long you need it to be in bloom. I will change your email address for this list later today (provided I can, see note below), but you will need to respond to the confirmation message about it. Mary Sue In a hurry since the power has just gone out and I am in battery back-up and have things to save. It's been raining a lot off and on all week and has been very windy as well so no doubt some tree fell over in the saturated soil and hit a power line. Other areas in our community were out for 12 hours earlier this week, but we were spared. It looks like our turn now.