For the members that are not familiar with this plant I would like to explain a very interesting performance of the Boophone which applies to Brunsvigias as well. Once the flowers are pollinated the flower pedicles extend about 3 or 4 times until the seeds have matured. The flower head then starts to dry and when all the seeds in the seed pods have matured the flower stem breaks off and the wind blows this round flower ball away and so the seed pods breaks open to disperse the seeds. Here is an example of the extended semi dry pedicles on a Boophone disticha on the left and a fully dry flower head of a Boophone disticha on the right compared to the flower head of the Boophone haemanthoides in the middle.
Hi Heinie, the flowers ar fantastic but so are the leaves. Can you send some more pix so the other readers can see how fantastic the leaves can look? Boophane looks just as interesting in leaf as in flower!
They are amazing, Heinie! I have never seen them growing here. Thank you for showing them to us.
Thanks, Heinie. The leaves are just magnificent! I hope your photos spur other readers to want to grow these wonderful plants
How fantastic - leaves fascinating as well as beautiful blooms.
Thank you Maureen
Heinie, if one doesn"t have any particular bulb that you want to swop, would you be prepared to sell?
Heinie, I have just viewed these plants.....they are fantastic!!!! I have a friend who is travelling to Durban in November. Do you know if seeds can be purchased in that city? If not, I think you should consider exporting them to Australia. Please put me on the "I Love Them" list and I certainly want some. Congratulations! they are stunning. Best wishes, Barbara - Sydney/Australia.