Re: Bowiea Volubilis

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Posted by Bob on March 10, 2003 at 19:15:24:

In Reply to: Re: Bowiea Volubilis posted by Frank Vincentz on July 03, 2002 at 10:12:34:

: Hello,
: in my experience Bowiea volubilis is easy propagated by seed as well as by separating doughter bulbs. There is really no need of that tricky micropropagation mentioned above.

: Bowiea volubilis is a self fertile species. At least my single plant used to produce seed without assistance of a second one as pollen donator.
: In my greenhouse small flies and other insects took care for pollination. If you lack on them give a helping hand and use a brush or just rub one flower against another.

: Medium-sized plants usually produce many dozends to hundreds of flowers a year and as each flower results in three (sometimes more) seeds there should be no lack of seedlings.

: Moreover seedlings are very easy grown. In their first year they show a grass-like leaf only. The typical vines don't appeare before the second year. Flowers will be produced from the third or fourth year on.

: Well feeded plants tend to produce doughter bulbs with the age which can be separated without problems.

: Ask Carole for a second opinion:

: Here are photos of Bowiea volubilis:
: artlistee.htm&gatt=Bowiea&art=volubilis&-max=6&-find
: Unfortunately this URL is very long. I suggest to copy and paste it in two parts.

: Frank

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