Ammocharis coranica

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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by Izhar » February 25th, 2013, 2:32 pm

accidentally broke the pot :oops:

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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by aykhan » February 25th, 2013, 5:26 pm

Ouch!!!

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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by aykhan » April 16th, 2013, 10:26 pm

Haven't updated this in a while. The bulb remained green thought the winter and continues to be so.
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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by aykhan » May 7th, 2013, 5:32 pm

Bulb has been behaving weird. It seemed to go dormant and I thought it would remain dormant in this heat. However just a few days after becoming leafless it sprouted again! Doesn't seem to mind heat and responds well to water.
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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » May 7th, 2013, 8:13 pm

khan sb you are growing a difficult to flower plant.here is a quote from the web which tells that it blooms after a fire.
http://www.plantdelights.com/Ammocharis/products/48/
"Ammocharis coranica is drought-tolerant and will go dormant during dry spells. Like its cousin the rain lily (Zephyranthes), Ammocharis coranica will respond rapidly to watering by growing new leaves and blooming. Gardeners can stimulate 3 or 4 separate flowering events with properly spaced irrigation. In its native habitat it often blooms after a fire, but that does not mean you have to burn your backyard. Water alone is enough to trigger flowering (Perhaps you could fertilize it with liquid smoke and see what happens!). Ammocharis coranica is flexible about its growing conditions and in the wild occurs in sandy soils and clay."

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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by Kaleem » May 9th, 2013, 6:38 pm

About six years ago I received one bulb of this plant from Germany but it did not adjust in our climate yet. I think bulb size is reduced with the passage of time.
http://www.eden-plants.com/
Above link is the source of my bulb.

Khan sb any suggestions......
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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by aykhan » May 9th, 2013, 6:49 pm

These bulbs take several years to flower. When I got mine it was flowering size. Maybe yours was smaller. Takes a year or two to build a root system and if the roots are not disturbed in this time it should flower. This bulb has a mood of its own probably because it is still adjusting to the climate here. My medium is canal silt plus sand plus Keri 2:1:1 and absolutely no fertilizer. The pot is the biggest me available and I haven't moved the pot since I plant it. Full sun. If mine blooms this year then you'll know that the above mentioned works.

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Re: Ammocharis coranica

Post by Kaleem » May 9th, 2013, 6:58 pm

These are good suggestions and I hope will helpful for me. I kept my plant under part shade and this is the main reason for its slow growth. I am going to shift the container under full sun.
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