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Re: Clivia
  • Subject: Re: Clivia
  • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 08:52:30 -0700

I still have the pictures, Auralie. Gorgeous plant.

I saved some seeds from the mother plant once and sent them (I think) to
Marge; don't know if she had success with them or not.

If you can't say something good about someone, come sit next to me"--Alice
Roosevelt Longworth

On Jul 6, 2011, at 8:12 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> Several years ago Jim Singer very generously sent me a start of a gorgeous
> yellow Clivia when the ordinary one I had died.  The new one thrived and
> bloomed each year since.  I think I sent Jim a picture a couple of years
> ago.
> Anyway, I saw in some catalog - can't remember where - an offer of yellow
> Clivia seeds at about $10.00 each.  When mine bloomed last year, I did not
> cut off the bloom stem since it appeared that the flowers had been
> fertilized.
> They formed four seed pods, each about half an inch in diameter, and the
> stem
> has been standing tall all year.  People have asked why I don't cut off the
> old stem, but I have been waiting to see what would happen.  The pods have
> continued to be hard, shiny green without any signs of ripening or aging.
> The
> plant has not made any more growth, but it has continued to look healthy.
> was beginning to wonder if leaving the seed pods on was detrring it's
> further
> growth, but today I see that there is the beginning of a new flower stem.
> Two
> of the pods are beginning to look slightly yellow, so maybe they are
> beginning
> to ripen.  Does anyone have any experience or advice?
> The first Clivia I had many years ago was obviously a seedling - I bought
> it for
> $1.00 at the Boston Flower Show in the '80s.  It was a single blade about
> one
> inch high, but it grew into a great plant that burst it's pot more than
> once and
> provided many divisions for friends. I wonder if I will ever get any seeds
> from this.  If I do, I'll be glad to share.
> Auralie
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