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 Xeronema callistemon---any updates? 
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Post Xeronema callistemon---any updates?
Hi all,
I looked in the site index and last someone spoke of this Xeronema species was 2015.
Maybe new members have wonderful specimens? Maybe Kev is secretly flowering one?
I killed a tiny one a few years back.
Maybe California has some large ones?
Let's Xeronema chat!!

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Wed May 17, 2017 5:53 am
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Post Re: Xeronema callistemon---any updates?
Hi Ted sadly Kev is not secretly flowering one given a flower you guys would be the first to see it....probably before Jackie :lol:

I remember first seeing pictures of Michael Prime's plant in Ireland (where has he gone) what a beauty I seem to remember him saying it took 7 years to flower.
So in 2012 I bought one while down in Cornwall from Burncoose and thought I would soon get it to flower. :roll:

So 5 years later how many flowers have I had, not a one, propagation from the main plant just one survived from many attempts this I gave to Charles Wychgal?

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Note to self stop repotting it it does not need it!
The plant to the right is not a Xeronema

This is the picture of Michael's that set me off

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Wed May 17, 2017 4:11 pm
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Post Re: Xeronema callistemon---any updates?
Thanks Kev!
Great pictures!
When you say you propagated----did you tease apart clumps like dividing?
Sorry to hear about the zero flower status but you are young! Still lots of time.
I wonder what Maurice in NZ is doing----I think he had one.
That specimen of Michael's is certainly an inspiration!
I think one web site claimed it could take -5 C----sounds optimistic. Do you overwinter your's in a greenhouse?
Well I will hopefully find another one sometime.
Really would like to visit NZ one day.
Thanks again!

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Thu May 18, 2017 5:27 am
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Post Re: Xeronema callistemon---any updates?
Ted yes teasing off looks easy but all the leaves you see on mine are off one stalk so they always come away with no roots it does stay in the greenhouse.....one day!


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