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Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« on: November 26, 2012, 21:39:51 PM »


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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 22:10:50 PM »
Very interresting flower. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 08:15:40 AM »
First time I've seen that one - thanks for broadening my botanical knowledge!
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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 10:31:37 AM »
Look how the stamens  protrude past the flower tube. WOW !!!

Would love to see that one in flesh.  :love:

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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 12:10:50 PM »
Nice!

I like it. What is the plants growing conditions?

Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 11:37:29 AM »
Eucrosia mirabilis is what we would call a bush house plant.  You would give it similar conditions to a hippeastrum.  The seedlings took some time to grow into bulbs due to our winter months which set them back.  This plant was once thought to be extinct.  It comes from Ecuador, Peru.  I have to say sourcing bulbs or seed is very difficult and even now very few growers have the plant. 
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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 11:13:24 AM »
Watch out you don't grow them to cold
my seedlings died the first winter
because the heater failed one night

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 22:39:44 PM »
Hi Roland,

What is too cold?  Where are you?  We are in Sydney and it goes down to about 4-6 C.
I have about 30-40 younger bulbs at the moment and do not want to lose those.
I have given away a few in exchange for other bulbs so the bulbs will be scattered around.
Jose
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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 00:17:13 AM »
Hello Jose

Probably around 0 C
outside it was freezing
Normally the poly-tunnels here are around +2 C
but to be sure I would keep them the first years at +10 C
later you can test a few at lower temperatures

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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 09:14:55 AM »
Thanks.
I doubt we go down to zero in Sydney and they are in doors during winter months.
It took a long long time to get the plant and the seed so these bulbs are precious to us.  They are now three years old and slow.

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 22:00:28 PM »
Jose  :)
You are not kidding that they are slow if that is a pix of them at 3 years  :clap:
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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 09:23:33 AM »
Am I doing something wrong?????
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Re: Eucrosia mirabilis - something different
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 10:00:39 AM »
I don't think so
they look perfect
you do better as I did :)

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 02:31:52 AM »
Jose  :)

I did not mean to imply that you were doing someting wrong - I know nothing about growing them - it just struck me they were so tiny after all that time

Keep up the good work and your wonderful patience  :clap:
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 17:41:59 PM »

     And I thought clivias were slow!  They will be beautiful flowers one day.

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