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Boophone disticha

Post by aykhan » March 7th, 2012, 9:23 pm

Will update progress of this bulb here.
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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by tweedle2009 » March 9th, 2012, 12:13 am

I think you should get rid of atleast half of it's leaves because the bulbs needs to have roots to support it's leaves.

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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » March 9th, 2012, 9:35 am

When do you expect it to bloom?

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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by aykhan » March 9th, 2012, 6:25 pm

I'm waiting on a supply of various varieities of Brunsvigia, Boophone and Ammocharis from Telos. They asked me if they should remove the leaves before shipping. I asked what would be the benefit of removing them versus keeping them. They said if you leave them on they will gather some energy from the sunlight for the bulb before they grey and fall off. I kept the leaves on this bulb I got from you after getting this information. The current picture from today is posted with this.
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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by aykhan » March 9th, 2012, 6:29 pm

Brig saheb this is supposed to be a blooming size bulb i.e. 12 years old approx. The first year will likely be spent establishing an extensive root system. I'm hoping the year after it will bloom. These south african bulbs resent moving or any tampering with their root system. The potting mix is nehri bhal plus keri (brick powder) plus sand. I added some superphosphate since I plan to keep the bulb in the pot as long as possible maybe 5-10 years even or longer!

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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by tweedle2009 » March 9th, 2012, 7:16 pm

Boophone is more famous for it's leaves than flowers so you won't have to wait long :0)

Telos bulbs would take many years to bloom if I am not wrong.

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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by aykhan » March 9th, 2012, 7:32 pm

Yes they will be small bulbs years from blooming. They have a decent variety though. Like you said Boophone with it's beautiful leaves is pretty nice anyways.

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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » March 10th, 2012, 11:06 am

Good luck

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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by aykhan » October 8th, 2012, 8:14 pm

The Boophone rotted and died so got replaced by this ............ Lagerstomia "Red Rocket"
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Re: Boophone disticha

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 11th, 2012, 10:25 am

Sorry hard luck.

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