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May 11, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
These agapanthus were indoors in a single pot for many years. Are they worth potting up in separate containers? Suggestions? They were an estate sale find.
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May 11, 2018 8:59 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Yes, they can grow quite big and multiply fast. If you can, position it outdoors now. It loves full sun
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May 11, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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sure it's Agapanthus? look like Clivia, more common for this area. Agapanthus, I don't think is hardy here outside.
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May 11, 2018 11:49 AM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Sally, I'm not sure it's Agapanthus. May in fact be Clivia. And you're right, Agapanthus is not hardy here. I killed several, thinking otherwise. Anyway, the bulbs are freshly potted up and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes up.
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May 11, 2018 12:55 PM CST
Name: Sally
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if Clivia not going to change fast. Probably one new side shoot this year. Not much more leaf mass. If no evidence of recent bloom, a chance you can get a few flowers, otherwise wait till next winter/early spring
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May 11, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
What a great resource! Thanks all.
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May 12, 2018 10:34 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Hope it tries to make some blooms so you can be more certain what it is. Agapanthus loves full sun while Clivia loves more shady conditions.

Agapanthus likes hot and dry conditions, while Clivia prefers cool and dry. It would be fun to discover later on what you do have there! Good luck with your plant! I guess just be careful for now that you do not overwater it, those fat roots indicate it can hoard water very well.

Just to add, Agapanthus blooming period is more towards summer time while Clivia is more towards late winter to Spring.
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May 12, 2018 11:44 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Either Agapanthus or Clivia, both like to be a bit crowded in clumps and pout when they're divided. So when you're potting up, I would put at least two fans of leaves together and don't use too big a pot. They won't bloom well at all until they've filled up the space and are nice and cozy, especially if they're Agapanthus.
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May 13, 2018 10:25 AM CST
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Hmm, thinking plant may be Clivia, not Agapanthus. Does this photo help with ID? Put some pots in full sun, others under tree cover. At least one of them should be happy.
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May 13, 2018 3:08 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I've never grown Agapanthus, so I can't honestly say, myself. Looks like Clivia to me. Shrug!
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