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It's that time again..........
« on: June 24, 2011, 20:21:53 PM »
It's that time again............................ :dance: :party:
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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 20:37:55 PM »
And multipetal too, or maybe a fused floret?
That's beautiful Rena, clivias are early down there!

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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 20:56:52 PM »
Michael - fused floret ??? ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 20:56:52 PM »
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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2011, 07:53:12 AM »
 :good: Nice one Rena

Looks like a multipetal to me - the blooms appear to have more than 6 petals  ???

Hope you get some seed of that.

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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011, 14:49:38 PM »
Michael - you've got me con-fused about fused petals? Some of the flowers are multipetal and some are "normal"



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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 10:12:27 AM »
Just  :love: the colour
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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 18:02:40 PM »
Ag no, I just lost a long post I typed.


Sometimes a fused pedicel looks like MP, but isn't. A blymaker. Usually one off occurence and quite disappointing.

This plant looks very promising to be a genuine MP though. Hopefully next time it flowers it will have even more MP florets. Hang onto it Rena, that's a very promising looking plant that. Beautiful. Most growers take 70% MP to class it as such. Multipetal trait is variable and improves with maturity (of the plant) and care.

Very interesting to me though are the pink spots where the raindrops have damaged the petals and the anthocyanin is bleeding through. That is usually a sign of a group 2 yellow. If you can save some pollen from the next flowers in a small square of tinfoil I will do a test pollination onto a known group 1 and 2 in Spring for you.

I see a small offset on it there too ;D Should be ready to come off in 2013. :mmm:

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 13:05:51 PM »
There's something going on with this post - my first and second longish posts went missing as well just before I posted them - let's try a third (shorter) one....

Thanks for your reply, Michael - I can see I'm going to be googling some clivia terms .....

I wondered why it had those pink spots but refrained from showing my ignorance by asking about them - I WAS NOT GOING TO GO INTO CLIVIAS SERIOUSLY!!!  Wanted to just enjoy them for their beauty  - (advice from  a very wise lady well known to you... ;D ;D ;D) - and forget the fancy names and terms you fundis throw around.....and just enjoy being a lazy pensioner gardener.........

If you can save some pollen from the next flowers in a small square of tinfoil I will do a test pollination onto a known group 1 and 2 in Spring for you.

Thank you - do I just keep it in the fridge in the meantime?.


I see a small offset on it there too ;D Should be ready to come off in 2013. :mmm:

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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 14:06:11 PM »
Rena, do the oldest leaves have dry brown dieback at their tips?

That offset should stay on the plant until it has 12 leaves, and then I'd :love:


Pollen saving: 8-12 anthers, removed with fresh fluffy pollen that hasn't been wet, folded into a square of tinfoil, into the fridge. Maybe 2 or 3 for backup. Easy to post. Viable for 6 years+.

Please try and self it and isolate it to see if it's self sterile. (a self sterile group 2. with brown leaf tips, pink spots and that suckers freely can be a Natal yellow) They also have green pendant unopened flower buds.

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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 16:29:58 PM »

Some - but not all - of the leaves have tips like this

Two of the buds were lying broken off in the bag when I got it - I gently opened the buds and both have 8 petals - can I use this pollen?

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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 19:09:14 PM »
It's that time again............................ :dance: :party:

This plant is blooming again - but flowers look a bit different - and so far no MPs
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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2011, 03:13:24 AM »
Rena
Multipetal or not it looks gorgeous.  :love:

What is this about removing offsets  :o  :-\

Just have a look at Mr.Wang's best yellow
and you will definitely NOT remove any offsets you are blessed with - after all in nature they live in clumps.

http://www.cliviaforum.co.za/forum/index.php?topic=17953.0





Sorry Michael  ;)  ;D Seeds only ???
  LOL


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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 07:52:16 AM »
Thanks a lot Abby LOL

I'd give up an offset anytime in order to see Rena's plant flowering like Mr Wang's one day.

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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 09:19:59 AM »
If you can save some pollen from the next flowers in a small square of tinfoil I will do a test pollination onto a known group 1 and 2 in Spring for you.

I did so when it flowered the first time (and forgot about the little packet in the fridge.........) and have done so again.  Thanks, Michael. 
I just love these blooms and have put the plant where I pass it about 100 times  day - and any visitors are forced to admire the flowers before they can even sit down!

Abby - now you've stirred.......Mr Wang's plant is spectacular........... ??? ???
Offset vs seeds....................


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Re: It's that time again..........
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 22:09:38 PM »
Yes Mr Wang's yellow sure makes your heart pitter patter  :love:
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