Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: H. striatum bulblets for postage

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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Dec 5, 2012 11:11 AM CST
I have a dozen bulblets, about the size of peas, that I've detached from the mother bulbs. Tree mail me if interested.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Dec 5, 2012 11:22 AM CST
I have this one but someone should jump on this.These are beautiful little species .Thumb of 2012-12-05/gone2seed/5f8e58
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Dec 5, 2012 4:09 PM CST
Lily, I have a bunch of them too but just wondering, does yours bloom for you and if it does, how do you get it to bloom???????? I've had mine for at least 8 or 9 years and it has only bloomed once. It's in a west window, gets bright light but little direct sun, I give it fertilizer in it's growing period, I never let it dry out completely and it just sits there growing lots and lots of leaves and bulblets but no flowers. What am I doing wrong?
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Dec 8, 2012 4:18 AM CST
Hi Brian,

I haven't seen mine bloom. I got them almost three years ago as tiny seedlings from a fellow amaryllis enthusiast in PA. I don't give them special care. Just the occasional fertilizing. And I am hoping to see them bloom this season. They are dormant right now.

It sounds like you are giving them fert with high nitrogen content.


Perhaps JT and others who grow this species will share their experience.

freddy0808
Dec 8, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Hi, Lily,
I'd love to havsome of your bulblets. I am trying to build my collection. I could send you some bulblets of a deep pink crinum, if you'd like. Thanks! Stephanie
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Dec 8, 2012 4:08 PM CST
I don't give mine anything extra.I keep them in pots and give them a late fall rest,then a re-pot in fresh potting soil.Mine seem to bloom every other year with a wild multiplying spree in the off years.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Dec 9, 2012 6:31 AM CST
Stephanie, the bulblets are spoken for but I unpotted my bulbs and found a few for you. I will tree mail you.

Thanks JT for chiming in.

Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Dec 9, 2012 8:36 AM CST
I had read that this type does not like to go dormant and keeps it's leaves year round. It does have a rest in the fall (for me) where it doesn't put up any new leaves for about 2 months ( doesn't loose the old ones though) then goes into a growth spurt. I had changed my fertilizer a couple years ago because I thought of that too but it hasn't helped. The only time it bloomed was the winter it spent in my livingroom where it only got about 2 hours of sun in the late afternoon. Maybe I should put it back there? When I had bought this it was dormant and had been dried off for sale with the typical fall Amaryllis sales. It sat there growing roots (which is the only reason I kept it) for almost 2 years before it put out it's first leaf.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Jan 10, 2013 7:23 AM CST
One of my striatum is now blooming. The flower is small about 3.5 inches across.

Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Jan 10, 2013 8:36 PM CST
Now I see I was way off and had this confused with H. reticulatum VAR. striatum. I don't have that one at all. This is what I had it confused with.
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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies Region: Illinois Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter
Region: United States of America Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Lilies Irises Hostas
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sgardener
Jan 10, 2013 11:27 PM CST
It has striatum in its name too. Your retic is very pretty. I have been looking for that one and Mrs. Garfield on ebay. There were a few listed but were from Thailand. Thanks for sharing your plant pics.

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