Posted: 04/03/2015 at 18:22
I have continued to over-winter these indoors and the foliage looks a lot healthier now possibly thanks to some judicious sprayng with organic insecticide and keeping them sparingly watered. The roots are emerging from the base of 8" pots and I have tried trimming these off to see if root cutting propagation is possible. I will probably have to pot them on come the Spring and I have about three feet of foliage on most of them.
I believe they usually take about five years to flower - according to the R.G.S. and Hessayon anyway but it should be worth the wait.
Sorry for the long delay in responding to you but I only visit this site occasionally and do not necessarily look at all the blogs.