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RE: Death in the (plant) family

Sorry Auarlie, don't know about your plant, but makes sense if it was out in
the cold...

David, I think we lost a lot of folks along the way.... how sad.


> I share your enjoyment of Clivias.  Somebody who used to be on this list
> sent me a couple of divisions of hers.  Does anybody remember Linda
> Spadafora?  Really nice lady.  I wonder what happened to her!  I'm afraid
> the two she gave me are too small to divide or I would be happy to give
> you
> a slice.  Clivias are pretty expensive. They must take forever to grow
> into
> nice size plants.
> DF
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 8:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- 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
> > Boston
> >> 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
> > away
> >> 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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