Haemanthus coccineus seeds

dr bob via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:16:06 PDT
I have 2 Haemanthus coccineus finishing blooming in a in a large pot for 
about the tenth time in No. Calif. They are a wonder. No leaves as 
blooming begins. Up pops a thick, firm green stem adorned with black 
spots bearing a large bright red orange blossom. It gradualy rises to a 
meter tall with a blossom that lasts a month. As it blooms a pair of 
large, thick green leaves with black spots on their backs grow to a foot 
long. These leaves cover the pot for months and then evaporate 
completely before next bloom time. In past years I never thought about 
or noticed seeds. However, this year I rubbed the blossoms together. 
Voila! A half dozen small marble sized pink seeds on each bloom. I don't 
think they last long, I don't know  how to keep them, I'm too old to see 
them bloom, and its too late for Bx. Therefore, I propose to break rules 
and give them to knowledgeable members who give a donation to Bx. If 
interested please contact me.

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