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Alex

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Paramongaia
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:51:22 PM »
Flowering now in the warm section of the greenhouse - Paramongaia weberbaueri. It is like a huge daffodil, flowers are probably about 20cm across though I haven't measured.

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 10:55:59 PM by Alex »

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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 11:41:03 PM »
Wow!
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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:19:34 AM »
Alex

A GREAT achievement.
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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 06:16:49 PM »
Fabulous! I've flowered the summer growing Paramongaia (which I had from Alex's dad), but have never managed to coax my winter-grower into bloom ~ unfortunately, the two plants sit side by side on the kitchen windowsill & growth on the winter-grower seems to precipitate the summer-grower also breaking into growth a week or two later & both are now in full leaf at this, the most sunless part of the whole year....
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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 09:11:52 PM »
Yes, I can't claim too much credit here as I got it some months back from my Dad, who grows quite a few of them as Malcolm says. I don't think he does anything very special for them other than keep them in a 15C minimum greenhouse all year round, and they bloom well for him, but maybe they get a bit more seasonal variation in temperature there than they would on a kitchen windowsill.

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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 10:10:08 PM »
That is lovely Alex, is it scented?
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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 09:12:45 PM »
So nice, I would like to see it in real, the flower seems enormous and normal at the same time !

Now that I grow Pamianthe peruviana (thanks Hans), I would like to have a try with Paramongaia. If someone have some few seeds to offer (sell), it would be very kind  ;) (I know that seeds of Paramongaia are rare but it don't cost to ask  ;D) I already saw some  offer of offset but they are too expensive.
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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 07:56:18 AM »
They are beautiful !

Congratulations

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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2018, 01:58:44 PM »
Anticipation.

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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 05:59:53 PM »
Sorry to re-enliven this thread...... but I was wondering what we know about the plant's temperature requirements over winter?

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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 10:04:26 PM »
I keep it on the kitchen windowsill ~ warmest & sunniest room in the house, also the most humid (I do a lot of cooking)...
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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »
Thanks - yes, much that I have read about it suggests people give it around a 10C to 12C min over winter.... I was just wondering why this is the case, as I think that the area it comes from drops substantially colder. Maybe I'm wrong, and clearly the bulbs are worth so much money that people maybe don't want to risk experimenting!

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Re: Paramongaia
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2019, 02:41:09 PM »
I find that the leaves flop if gets over 60F (15C) in winter. But is fine at 45-50F (7-10C)
Although i have read that seed pods abort below 50F (10C).  Seeds on my plant have always aborted even with pollen from others’ plants, regardless of temp.
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Long hot humid summers
Cool wet winter

 

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