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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 17:03:34 »
Hi Elke It has been very interesting to get other opining?s.  To be honest I never look at the leaves if there is a flower on the plant. When there is no flower on the plant I look at the leaves and the plant has just for a month got a flower and the rest of the year got no flowers and then it is just leaves.  But to be worth keeping the plant should have good umbel when flowering for me and you only will get that when the plant is older like, after the third flowering which will make the plant about 7 to 8 years old. 
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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 10:07:40 »
Hi Elke It has been very interesting to get other opining?s.  To be honest I never look at the leaves if there is a flower on the plant.
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Frits,
Perhaps I am always looking at the leaves of a clivia, as my clivias are for several months of the year houseplants. Then I see them every day in my rooms and this is for me the big difference! I do not like houseplants with poor leaves. And I always regard the whole plant.

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 10:09:55 »
A clivia bedside story:

"............. so the nice lady took little 5\10 to the post office, and said "I grow flowers, and I want many people to enjoy this plant while they wait in the queue, so may I just leave it here on the counter?"
And that is how brave little 5\10 got to make so many people happy, unexpectedly he beamed like a little ray of sunshine in that dreary, busy place. And that is how the next chapter of his adventures started when later he was taken home by Mr B, who was sad and lonely and needed someone to care for."

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 13:07:38 »
You`re a good and beautiful man Michael !!!

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2013, 22:43:38 »
Michael,
That is a lovely story and a good idea!

Dear Forum Members,
This clivia had to part with me, as I have a better red-orange clivia. I like the form of the leaves, the plant is very robust with good roots and it makes a lot of offset, but the bud count was too less for me.

Beginners are very uncritical and like every blooming clivia, regardless how much flowers they have. And if this plant is not blooming it nevertheless is looking nicely as a green plant.

I gave it to a friend last year and she is very happy with the plant. She told me that it just has bloomed at her windowsill in her dining room.

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2013, 00:34:42 »
Lovely Elke.

I am sure every time your friend looks at her clivia she thinks of you.

Spreading the clivia love!!!
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2013, 01:24:27 »
So what is the final decision on your yellow Elke :) Personally I find the flower shape and the leaves delightful and as Maria says the vigour in recovering and forgiveness for the 'frosting' should count for a lot.  I too like a full umbel but perhaps given another year you will get that, perhaps though sometimes fewer flowers plus pleasing shape and colour have thier own charm. I too put great store in shape and form of leaves as they are what one has to look at for a large part of the year, plus I love leaves :)
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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2013, 03:05:21 »
Well Elke ,that red is a KEEPER , that must be a very good friend you have .

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2013, 10:33:47 »
Mary,
The yellow clivia will get a chance of another year.


Well Elke ,that red is a KEEPER , that must be a very good friend you have .

Lionel,
Yes, she is a very good friend and I wanted her to infect with the clivia feaver. So she got this robust and nicely looking clivia from me.

I think that beginners must have robust plants, which grow well, and no clivias with sensitive roots or other hesitant growing factors. Otherwise beginners lose their interest in clivias quickly.


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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2013, 16:29:39 »
These two plants already have gone.

Number 1 was my first seedling, which came from South Africa as a seedling not as a seed. 

Number two I have bought as a little plant, but then the leaves were so hanging and the bud count too low, although it had two umbels.

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2013, 20:16:29 »
Elke 

 :good: :clap: :good: :clap: for the yellow.

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2013, 16:29:28 »
Eddie, yes the plant is nicely growing.


Dear All,
The second of my South African seedlings, I got in May 2008, is blooming now with six blossoms in the umbel. Can you imagine, what I think about it?

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2013, 17:25:27 »
What are the name of the crosses of the above seedlings Elke?

I think you will give the above(last) seedling a chance and grow for another year.
Plant looks ok and flowers look pretty???
It looks pastel in my pc monitor.
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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2013, 20:34:51 »
Maria,
I only know that this seedling is from a crossing of excellent plants. Whatever this means!

Yes, the color is pastel orange. I like the leaves and the shape of the clivia very much and the plant is quite robust.

But the bud count of only six is too low in my opinion, even for a first bloomer. I am very unsure, if the bud count could increase enough to form a nice round umbel in the future.

What are the experiences of other forum members?

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Re: Is it time to say "Goodbye"?
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2013, 20:42:27 »
Elke when i saw rhe picture i knew you were not going to like the flower, but the plant is very good looking and healthy. A lot of the breeders never judge a first flower. They judge the plant on the second or third.

Hope this helps.

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