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Amaryllis Beladona or Hesperanthus

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 12:21

Is there any wonder Paul, that we get confused when they keep changing the names.

Amaryllis Beladona or Hesperanthus

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 21:15

Hurray!!! I've found out at last what it is. It's Cyrtanthus elatus. AKA Scarborough Lily. It is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family according to the RHS website. 

Cymbidium won't flower.

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 07:52

Well, we haven't had a great deal of sun here this summer Inglezinho so we will just have to live in hope... 

I think I will leave mine out as long as possible Skandi then put it in the cold greenhouse when the frosts  start. I have to change what I have been doing...cosseting it...

Thankyou all..


Posted: 03/09/2017 at 07:41

I would just try to gently lasso the stems and draw then together, reducing the splay. 

Cymbidium won't flower.

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 14:03

Well Iain, we will see who gets theirs to flower first now....

Cymbidium won't flower.

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 12:41

That was really helpful pansyface. I have been watering too often, keeping it too moist, therefore feeding too often and not leaving it out for the cooler nights. It's back outside now and I shall leave it out until the nights turn really cool.

Fingers crossed it will get the message and decide to flower next year.  

Amaryllis Beladona or Hesperanthus

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 12:17

It's in a four inch pot..and the flower stands about  18 inches friom soil level with leaves 8 inch long by just over half inch wide. 

Cymbidium won't flower.

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 12:05

I was given my Cymbidium 3 yrs ago and it's pretty healthy looking I think but the leaves are at least 18" long and many are  around 37" long and it's never flowered. What can I do to encourage flowers?  I feed it with orchid food monthly and water it with rainwater weekly. This summer I put it outside and plan to bring it in later this month. I am at a loss how to get it to flower for me as I have no idea what the flowers even look like....🤔

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Amaryllis Beladona or Hesperanthus

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 11:31

Thankyou Paul. I was confused because someone told me it had to be Hesperanthus becaus Amaryllis flower before the leaves appear. I've had Amaryllis flower after leaf growrh I am sure, although leaves on this have been there since I was given it last year. Kept in the cold greenhouse. 

Rudbeckia imposter

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 10:57

They look like the Rudbeckia I grew from seed this year that came in the GW magazine. Gloriosa Daisies'  I hope this helps. 

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