Bulbo medusae

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Bulbo medusae

Post by doreen » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:35 am

Hello All:

Last year I purchased this bulbo. I really didn't expect it to flower so soon. It grew well on a sunny windowsill, an east exposure in the spring and summer and a south exposure during the winter to take advantage of any sun we might get in winter.
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The flower measure 1 1/4 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches long. The "tails" tangled I assume due to a lack of humidity in the house to keep the tails separate. The plant is producing another bloom stem.
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Re: Bulbo medusae

Post by naturegirl72 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:20 am

Thank you for sharing - this is a unique one (which we don't have at home - so far ;) )
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Re: Bulbo medusae

Post by peterlin » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:01 am

Very nice Doreen. My plant is just putting out a spike. It was grown in stone and I haven't kept up with watering until recently. It has a very interesting damp fragrance. It's not unpleasing but not sweet floral scent either.
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Re: Bulbo medusae

Post by doreen » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:33 am

Thank you Sylvi and Peter for your comments.

Yes, the fragrance is odd; but not repulsive. I am finding the cirrhopetalums and the bulbos very easy to grow and bloom in indoor-home conditions.

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