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Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 10, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8685044

My son was given this plant a couple of years ago, by an elderly lady, but we don't know it's name..
All he does is water it...It lives in his fernery and gets dappled shade...the leaves are a wonderful glossy green.
The pic is from this morning so it flowers in Winter.

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lucas13

lucas13
Victoria
Australia

July 10, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8685057

Veltheimia bracteata.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

July 11, 2011
1:11 AM

Post #8685239

Top marks, Lucas...it's a very pretty thing...Pete wants more of them..we will try the propagation methods on the net...couldn't wait for seed...lol
wharfie
Dalby, Queensland
Australia

August 4, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8737229

Dear Seachanger,
Velthemia capensis (or close relation, B. bracteata) come from South Africa.
The bulb plants can be brought in small pots at $7.50 each from The Diggers Club, and sent via mail order to you. Diggers web site is worthwhile looking at...sells water-wise plants : http://www.diggers.com.au
Cheers!
wharfie, Dalby QLD.

Seachanger

Seachanger
Clifton Springs
Australia

August 4, 2011
9:07 PM

Post #8737831

Thank you Wharfie, very kind of you to take the trouble...

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

August 5, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8739319

Ho wharfie I am guessing you love gardening ...what plants do you enjoy ?

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