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Offline Adri

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Germinating Impala Lillies
« on: September 24, 2009, 11:16:50 AM »
Last year October I asked advice about germinating Impala Lillies from seeds and thanks to all the advice I got started. I sow the seeds and very quickly I count about 200 babies.  When they were about 2 - 3 cm I planted them in individual planting bags - by this time there were about 150.  Now, after a very cold winter in Pretoria there are still 76 alive and growing!!! New leafs are apearing each day. Some plants are still very small - about 5 cm - but quite a few are about 12cm. 

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 16:58:42 PM »
Well done, cant wait to see some pics when they flower
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 20:25:17 PM »
Good for you Adri  :good:
Glad to hear good news and feedback on progress.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 20:25:17 PM »
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 19:20:28 PM »
I will definitely post some pictures as soon as I get somebody to help.  I'm still a bit computer challenged!

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 19:44:12 PM »
Adri
Most of us post our pix through "Photobucket" which is a free programme on the internet.
Have you downloaded that yet?
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 14:27:00 PM »
No, Abby. I haven't try that yet, but promise I will.  I sure would like to show you some pics of the babies.

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 22:20:44 PM »
You are welcome to e-mail me the pics and I can post them for you

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 08:30:50 AM »
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 16:01:31 PM »
Thanks guys.  For now, I think I will take Glenn up on his offer.

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 17:08:23 PM »
An update on the Impalas :
This picture was taken in January and some of them are already about 35cm high now.

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 17:12:06 PM »
Well done Adri!  I believe they're not the easiest plants in the world to grow...
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2010, 18:09:37 PM »
Very nice! Are these seeds from the wild indigenous adenium, or the modern hybrids? The hybrids are definately more water tolerant than the wild ones.

Some of these new varieties have the most amazing flowers. I attach a post on them we had on the clivia forum.
http://www.cliviaforum.co.za/forum/index.php?topic=7086.0 ( I hope you can see this, otherwise you might have to open a cliviaforum account ;D )
 
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2010, 20:08:38 PM »
Clemens, thank you for good info. Confirm when you are around Bloem when you visit.
A3 my plant is doing well.
Should perhaps remove it from regular water system, and give less water.

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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010, 04:08:47 AM »
 :good: Well done Adri - you sure have a few

Should be a great sight when they alll bloom  :clap:
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Re: Germinating Impala Lillies
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2010, 18:28:24 PM »
Thanks for the info Clemens.  I don't know if it is of the modern hybrids or not.  I got the seeds in Mpumalanga from friends from two different plants, that was not in bloom.  So I can't wait for the flowering season. According to the info in Plantzafrica and the looks of the plant,  it must be Adenium Multiflorum.
http://www.plantzafrica.com/frames/plantsfram.htm ( look in Adenium and also Adenium Multiflorum)
I also got seeds from the Kenia Impala Lily that I will sow in September.  It is evergreen and flower almost all year round.  Can't wait!