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Alberto

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Cyrtanthus falcatus
« on: March 01, 2008, 04:00:06 PM »
Hi all, here are pictures of C. falcatus; it is the first Cyrtanthus to bloom in the year after a winter at cold with no water for 4 months or more. The best is the inner sight of the flower. After they develop leaves.
 
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Hans J

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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 04:36:03 PM »
Alberto -great !!!

I think on my little bulb .....it's will need some time ...
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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 04:41:20 PM »
Hans, I had to wait more than 10 years for it flowering! But it is worth to wait.

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Hans J

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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 04:51:22 PM »
Alberto :

you are some years younger ..... ;D
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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 07:23:26 PM »
Lovely Alberto. I have just sown seed of Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus and C. mackenii in my usual seed compost, covered them with grit, and have them in a closed propogating case in the greenhouse. Have I done right or wrong so far? ???
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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008, 06:15:28 AM »
David, Cyrtanthus doesn't need too much warm to germinate. Too much warm (20°C) could  inhibit the process. Very important is the diurnal range of about 5-7°C. And they need air circulation.
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« Last Edit: March 02, 2008, 07:10:49 AM by Alberto »
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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008, 10:04:06 AM »
Thank you for that Alberto, I will take them out of the propagator, they should be OK in the greenhouse as it is kept cold and well ventilated for my Primulas.
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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 09:14:02 PM »
WOW! 10 years!!!! I ahve no comments to say!
Wonderfull effect they make!!
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Re: Cyrtanthus falcatus
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 12:00:52 AM »
Oh dear, I have a while to wait yet then.  Sorry Hans, that bulb I sent you will take an age to flower!!).  How big are the bulbs of your flowering ones?  What period do you keep them dormant for?  I'm assuming the depths of the winter is the 4 months?
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Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

 


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