Cyrtanthus inaequalis

Hans Huizing
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:14:17 PDT
Hi all,

Cyrtanthus inaequalis is a valid name.
It behaves here in Holland as evergreen.
I use a quite mineral soil mix.
70% Pumice ore gravel and 15% milled pine bark and 15% good quality humus.
Here in Holland it flowers in spring (March - April).
In winter I keep it almost dry.


Hans Huizing

Op 30-10-2017 om 8:57 schreef Michael Kent:
> Chad,
> Found this in the list from back in 2009, and it is listed in Kew's Plants
> of the World Online as a valid name, but couldn't find out more than that.
> Maybe Jim has uncovered further information since 2009.
> Mike
> *Cyrtanthus inaequalis*
> J.E. Shields (*Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:05:10 PST*)
> Hi all,
> I'd appreciate some background information on Cyrtanthus inaequalis. It is
> listed in "The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs" by Manning, Goldblatt, &
> Snijman, so I assume that it grows in the Cape and is hence a
> winter-growing species. My bulb is now 8 years old and about 2 inches in
> diameter (more or less), and has not yet bloomed. I suspect I'm not
> growing it as well as I could.
> Advice would be appreciated; remember I'm in central Indiana, where it's
> hot, humid, and often rainy in summer and pretty cold in winter (last
> winter it dropped to -12 F / -23 C at one point). It stays on the dry side
> in the warm greenhouse (T = 55 to 60 F) in winter and has been outdoors in
> the open in full sun (and rain) in summer.
> Should I move it to the cold greenhouse (minimum T just above 32F or 0 C in
> winter, very hot in summer) where my Haemanthus coccineus and H. barkerae
> thrive?
> Jim Shield
> in wet and chilly Westfield, Indiana
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