Brunsvigia bosmaniae

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Re: Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Post by aykhan » November 16th, 2012, 7:42 pm

I'm not sure how it will change its cycle. It was dormant when it came 8 months ago and only just sprouted! Probably means its been dormant for about a year. I read these flowering size bulbs need probably two years to build roots before they flower. Lets see what happens! The story continues.......

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Re: Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Post by aykhan » April 17th, 2013, 7:59 am

I have not been able to followup on this post for a while. To update, the leaves grew big and thick and stayed that way throughout fall. Sometime in winter they started yellowing as you can see from the first picture. Currently the bulb is dormant again as seen in the next picture. I think if the roots have developed by now it should flower after the summer dormancy.
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Re: Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Post by Kaleem » April 18th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Dr. Sahib
I have collected a little information about this plant

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


Its Blooming time is Late Summer/Early Fall,Mid Fall. So your bulb needs at least two to three years more to adjust in a new cycle. BTW from where have you got it?
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Re: Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Post by aykhan » April 18th, 2013, 11:09 pm

From a local person doing private buissness Adnan. I do not pursue him anymore due to bad experience. BTW I think this bulb does not give offsets and its been doing alright in sun. In it local habitat it has full sun.

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Re: Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Post by aykhan » September 7th, 2013, 1:40 pm

So finally after a year and a half the bulb bloomed. However, what was ironic and tragic was that it bloomed at a time when I was out of the country for two weeks!! Imagine that! What is more ridiculous is that the Mali didn't even bother to inform my family that this much awaited bulb had bloomed! So basically just the Mali enjoyed it and I'm not sure he did. Also no pics of the bloom :(

Suffice to say though that this bulb will flower in Lahore. The only question remains is that will it flower predictably in August every year?!
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Re: Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Post by Kaleem » September 7th, 2013, 11:23 pm

It means we should have to wait for one year more to enjoy the bloom and Mali should be fired with 222..........
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