Massonias coming into growth

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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by Mafate79 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 am

Ok, thank you Terry. (tu)
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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by Ali Baba » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:53 pm

My M. pustulata seedlings have started to flower whilst I was on holiday. Im guessing this is in fact M. longipes but what's in a name, it is a nice plant :grin:
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Post by BrianMc » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:18 pm

Ali Baba wrote:No they came from Brian Mc :grin:
I guess by their look that they will turn out to be longipes but I dont mind, to my eye that is a better looking Massonia than pustulata.
They're looking really good, well done. My plants came from seed offered by the Mesembryanthemum Study Group as 'Honorary Mesembs' on one of their seed lists. At the time they were listed as M.pustulata, but like you say, seem to be M.longipes.
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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by Astro » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 am

Flowers are finally opening, here are the first ones.

M. echinata from Plettenberg (sown just 3 years ago according to my records)
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Lachenalia ensifolia v maughanii, just 2 years from seed. The bouquets should fill out more next year as they get older.
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Daubenya alba, much slower to develop than Massonia or Lachenalia. 4 years old now, and just one plant out of about 20 is showing (very few) flowers.
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Lachenalia viridiflora, turquoise pineapples.
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Post by KathyM » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:40 pm

Lachenalia viridiflora has such an amazing colour. Your post reminded me to go look at my Polyxena/Lachenalia to see if it was flowering. It was! I'm not sure of the species because the label has faded - longituba maybe?

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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by drj123 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 pm

When is a good time to repot, I have one that is overdue. Regards Dave Jordan.
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Post by Aiko » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm

Preferably when it is dormant. They are a bit hard to repot when the leaves are fully flat. But I don't think there is a specific good or bad time, just a more convenient or inconvenient time to repot them.
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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:52 pm

I repot when growth is due, so around the beginning of September. Then I keep them dry until the first sign of new shoots appear. I haven't tried repotting at other times, however there is not much point in putting a plant in new compost if it is about to go dormant!
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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by Aiko » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Ali Baba wrote:however there is not much point in putting a plant in new compost if it is about to go dormant!
Not more or less when it is about to become active.
The only difference is you can do the repotting job at a different time on the calendar. I'll say, repot whenever it is convenient.
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Re: Massonias coming into growth

Post by drj123 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:28 pm

HI, thanks for the advice, I will leave it for a while now, its a double plant in full leaf and has 2 large buds. Thanks again.
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