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Cyrtanthus montanus
« on: February 14, 2009, 08:29:35 AM »
Does anyone grow this species and get flowers ?
I grow it since 5 years, big bulbs and lot of bulbills, but NEVER got a single flower  :( >:( ???
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 02:26:18 PM »
Fred,


I got three bulbs last spring, but until now only leaves. I hope to see some flowers in September.

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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 10:30:56 AM »
I've got healthy bulbs of it growing myself, but nary a flower to show for it.  I grew them from seed a number of years ago and they multiply very well but don't produce flowers for me either.  Maybe I need to totally dry them in winter to stimulate flowering, which I think is what is needed for C. falcatus from memory?
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 11:42:32 AM »
Fred I forgot to look at mine. I'll look when I get home
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 10:16:52 PM »
Well, I just had to wait a little bit longer  ;D

It's just flowering now !

« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 06:25:27 AM by BULBISSIME »
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 10:47:21 PM »
Fred,

So how did you treat it this year?  How big are the bulbs?  Did you dry it off or leave it growing?  I'm hoping for some pointers so I can go out and have a good talking to with my plants.  ;D
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 10:55:11 PM »
Fred, what happened to the pic.... it is not showing here?
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 06:27:35 AM »
Maggy you're right... There was a problem : solved  ;)

Paul, The only thing I've chengerd is to keep the bulbs dry all the winter, in the green house.

Only the biggest bulb is flowering ( about 10 cm diam )

Hope it will help you  :) and... good luck too
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 06:54:53 AM »
Thanks Fred.  Sounds the same as for falcatus then?
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Paul T.
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Re: Cyrtanthus montanus
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 10:06:25 PM »
Fred,

great that it worked. I had mine also real dry in winter and hope to see flowers this year - then you told us that the flowering one has a diameter of 10 cm - maybe I have to wait a bit longer.
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