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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2007, 10:54:09 AM »
Hi Paul
Seed arrived yesterday and looking good
Thank you very much
Sue
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2007, 11:02:50 AM »
Paul, I did PM you but I should have thanked you here as well, my package arrived on the 31st, like Mick's. Very kind of you, thanks :-*
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2007, 11:10:18 AM »
Glad they've made it safely everyone.

As to special growing requirements...... press the seed half into the surface of the mix (carefully, if it already has a root).  The root will grow downwards and start to form a tiny bulb, and then put up a leaf.  Plenty of sunshine, but no frost.  H. albiflos is evergreen for reference, so don't expect a dormancy period.  Each autumn a new set of leaves is produced, along with a flower stem if it is large enough to do so.  There can be up to 3 sets of leaves on it at any one time, but as the leaves age sufficiently they shrivel up or drop off etc.  They offset quite freely as well and set seed readily if there is more than one clone, well at least when I had a single clone I got no seedset.

That enough information for to get you going?
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2007, 11:17:29 AM »
Paul, I would think this is excellent advice, thanks!
I remember times in the past when we've been worried silly because we didn't know a plant was herbaceous and thought we'd killed the ruddy thing when it went dormant! Good to know as much of this sort of info as possible. :)
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2007, 08:09:41 PM »
Hi Paul!

I received them today, many thanks! Some were already germinating like you told! They look very delicate! I will keep you informed! ;D
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007, 10:11:20 PM »
Cool.  Will keep that in mind for the future if/when I send you things.... Portugal takes a little longer to receive mail from Australia.  The main thing is that they got there, and that they appear fine.  Still one lot in transit, but it was only sent this week so no-ones fault but my own (but then again the delay DID mean that there was something else in the package as well, that I only harvested on Friday!!  ;D)
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2007, 10:06:56 AM »
Paul
The delay might be that Michel does not live in continental Portugal but on Madiera that is a Island a bit out in the Atlantic and hence may be a bit delayed since the mail most likely first goes to continental Portugal before going to Maderira but I am far from an post expert so I am only guessing.
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 11:45:53 AM »
Could be.  I'm not going to correct anything re Geography....... I am hopeless in most cases.
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2007, 12:02:34 PM »
not as bad as your recent visitor to Austria  ;D
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Re: Haemanthus albiflos seed available
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2007, 10:43:44 PM »
OH no, someone who remembers things I've said before..... egads!!  :o  ;D

Yes, at least these seeds didn't go to some far off country on their way to Mike.  ::)
Cheers.

Paul T.
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