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Author Topic: Cryptostephanus vansonii  (Read 5169 times)

PeterT

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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2010, 10:02:00 PM »
Beautifull Heinie, Allessandro. :D
Good to see what they look  like, the picture I had was in a book on Clivias which I sent back to its owner soon after I bought the seeds  ::)
Mine are two and a half years old, may be only 18 months to go? :)
Gail, Paul -The race is on to be the next to flower it :P
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2010, 10:22:41 PM »
Gail, Paul -The race is on to be the next to flower it :P
Mine are only about a year old so you should win!
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2010, 07:01:05 PM »
Does anyone know where I might be able to get one of these?  They're very difficult to find :(

Allessandro, your pictures is very nice! 

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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2010, 08:20:35 PM »
I got seed from Silverhill Seeds http://www.silverhillseeds.co.za/  They don't always specifically list their Amaryllidaceae as they need to be sown quickly but if you ask they will put you on their list and send details of eg. Gethyllis, Haemanthus etc as they collect them.
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2010, 11:11:34 PM »
my plants came from Silver hill seeds too, but you could try Cameron McMaster, who also sends bulbs and seed from SA and is very reasonable and helpfull -  cameron@haznet.co.za or
africanbulbs@haznet.co.za
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2010, 06:16:19 PM »
Strange enough yesterday PBS had a Bulb Exchange and Cryptostephanus V. was on it :)  How Crazy Is That?   :o :o :o :o

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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2010, 07:38:42 PM »
if you are a member -good luck ;) :D
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2010, 02:31:09 PM »
I'm a member :)  They have some great things on their exchanges!!!!!! 

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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2010, 03:10:58 PM »
Some of mine are in bloom right now.  I should go back and try pollinating them.  The seeds take a long time to ripen, and I get poor seed set even with hand pollination.  I grow them year-round in the Clivia greenhouse.  The old plants tend to clump up; and I suppose I could divide them although I've never tried.

My plants -- I have several -- seem to bloom at random times through the year.  I wonder when they flower in the wild?
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2010, 03:36:20 PM »
Jim ,

one of my plants has flowered in last year in Juli :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=3804.0

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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2010, 07:50:05 PM »
Jim,

I have two mature plants and they flower in different months each year from March to November which is basically anytime of the year although they are treated the same as my Clivias. My one plant is growing an offset now which is the first one for both plants.

I grow mine in the Clivia shade house too in a position where it is very light and warmer. It seems to grow stronger leaves with lots of daylight. I believe that the Cryptostephanus vansonii can grow in more sun light than Clivia but I have not tried because the wind will break off the leaves and make the plant ugly.

I am still on the look out for a Cryptostephanus haemanthoides plant of descent size. Hans, I am now very sorry that I did not buy that one two years ago.
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Re: Cryptostephanus vansonii
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2010, 05:26:38 AM »
Congratulations Alessandro. 8)
Cheers.

Paul T.
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