hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Amaryllis?? to Haemanthus albiflos

Haemanthus albiflos really sounds like a fun plant Brian. Would it be a real
hassle to send seed over the border?  I'd pay for it.


On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 11:26:46 -0500 CBRIAN <CBRIAN@attcanada.ca> wrote:

> > Brian, when do you bring them back inside? 
> Do you keep them growing
> > under lights after you bring them in and
> before they bloom?  I.e.- no
> > dry dormancy at all?  Any signs of them
> wanting to go dormant
> > (yellowing leaves disintegrating, etc.)?
> Marge
> The Hippeastrums are usually brought in mid
> -September to early October
> whenever frost threatens. The adults get a dry
> dormancy in a cool area of
> the basement until their flower buds skyrocket.
> The young offsets are
> usually separated and kept growing under
> lights. Some years an August
> drought or an early frost will assure an early
> dormancy.
> One of my favorite exotic amaryllyds, that any
> of the folks with children or
> grandchildren should be growing, is Haemanthus
> albiflos . . . the shaving
> brush plant. Gosh, its great for the little kid
> in all of us.
> Its white flower head, with a few hundred
> yellow stamens supported on a
> sturdy one foot stalk give it its common name.
> Flowers last for over a month
> indoors followed by attractive orange berry
> clusters. The chubby strapped
> leaves remain evergreen as long as it doesn't
> get nipped by a frost or
> burned in the early summer sun. They are in
> bloom right now  . . .
> incredibly for the third time this year.
> Propagation is easy by offsets,
> leaf cuttings or pearly seeds. Seed germination
> couldn't be easier. They
> will germinate on a kitchen window sill by
> themselves. . . no pot, no soil.
> If you can find them, they are sure worth
> growing. Grow your own shaving
> brushes.
> Brian Zn4a
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to
> majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement