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Re: Clivia
  • Subject: Re: Clivia
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 20:12:46 -0500

Auralie, I can't tell you how impressed I am that you grew clivia from
seed. That is truly an amazing accomplishment from my perspective.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 28, 2012, at 5:43 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> Now I know why Clivias are so expensive.
> Several years ago Jim generously sent me a beautiful yellow Clivia when
> my old one that I had grown from a tiny seedling died.  The new yellow
> thrived and bloomed.  I think I sent Jim a picture. 
> I had read somewhere of a fantastic price for Clivia seeds - $5.00 apiece
> or something like that, so I when the flowers faded and seemed to have
> set seed, I let them stay instead of deadheading it.  Well, that was in
> the summer of 2010.  This January, a good eighteen months later, the
> stem still stood with five marble-sized fruits, and finally one seemed to 
> split a bit.  I carefully peeled off some of the pod and planted it in a 
> pot - l
> eft the others on the stem.  After about six weeks, a couple of blades 
> appeared - nearly an inch.  By now the others were looking as if they 
> might split, and the stem was beginning to look dried.  I took off the 
> other seeds - gave two to good gardening friends and planted the other two. 
> At last one of the other two has sent up a tiny blade.  At this rate I 
> don't 
> expect to live to see these plants grow to blooming size, so maybe I'd 
> better put these seedlings in my will.  Wish some of you were near 
> enough that I could share, but don't think I would dare try to ship
> these tiny fragile seedlings.
> Auralie
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