Cyrtanthus inaequalis

Michael Kent
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:57:01 PDT

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.


*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

Jim Shield
in wet and chilly Westfield, Indiana
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