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Re: Death in the (plant) family

Auralie, what a terrible shame - like losing an old friend.  I'm not
familiar with Clivias so have no particular info to offer, but I know
several on the list may have something to impart.  I hope you'll be able to
obtain another good-sized start.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 10:40 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Death in the (plant) family

> My Clivia has died!  I bought this plant as a 1-inch seedling at the
> Flower Show in about 1985.  It has done extremely well for me, and has
> bloomed most years, and has been divided several times.  A couple of
> years ago it burst its heavy ceramic pot, and was again divided into
> several plants, which I gave away.  It bloomed quite handsomely this
> summer, and had started several new side plants. Then, when I brought
> it in this fall it began to have brown tips on the leaves.  The other day
> it looked off kilter and when I touched it, the whole top growth fell off.
> It seems to have rotted from the roots up.  What happened?  The only
> thing I can think of is that I didn't bring it in soon enough. We were
> in the fall and one night temps got down to near freezing.  I thought that
> since it was near the house in a protected spot, it would be all right.  I
> can't think of any other reason for this to happen.  It has been a strong,
> healthy plant for a long time.  I'm very sad.  Logee's has a very small
> Clivia for about $10.00, but I doubt that it would reach blooming size
> in my lifetime.  Maybe someone that I gave a division to in the past
> will share with me.
> Auralie
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