some Veltheimia bracteata & Cyrtanthus suaveolens

Aqua Flora SA
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:50:10 PDT
Hi Ken and List,

Yes, I to have observed that yellow Veltaheimia bracteata are very
reluctant to set seed, unless they have been hand pollinated. The
easiest way is to do this is to use a small paintbrush, insert it into
each flower and give it a little twirl, so that it can collect and
deposit some pollen. Be sure to use a different brush for your pink
Veltheimias! <G>

It is a strange thing how plants can coordinate their flowering, take
Neomarica caerulea for example, with few exceptions every single flower
on all my plants open on exactly the same day! And to a lesser extent,
the flowering of Ken's Yellow Veltheimia last month, mine plants, on the
other side of the world, are just about to start flowering in a few
weeks time!

Kind regards,


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