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haemanthus albiflos question

Posted by rredbbeard SE CT USA/zone 6 ( on
Tue, Jan 1, 13 at 13:11

Mine skipped flowering this year, although it has nice leaves and looks solid. Could this be to much light, or possibly too much fertilizer?


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RE: haemanthus albiflos question

Mine are sitting outside and grumping, too! And I'm blaming too much light and not enough food...

I think they got their rest period before spring. I haven't noticed any new leaves, though. And I know for sure that I haven't slipped them any high potash feeds for a while.

I'll see what a few doses of tomato food will do.

And you could see if a spell of less water/more rest will do the trick for you.

Fingers crossed for both of us!

RE: haemanthus albiflos question

I keep my albiflos in my chilly kitchen where it's getting less light during (northern hemisphere) winter than before. Water is reduced, and the plant has 4 rather large leaves, so it doesn't look unhappy. I forget when these flower, but it's overdue for repotting regardless...maybe repotting sooner is better?

I also have a couple of h. coccineus that I bought last year--nothing from them either, but I think they're spring bloomers, and the bulbs, now dormant, may be too small at 1.25" diameter. Definitely in need of repotting.

(Would you believe I finally found a boophone seed source!?)


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