Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: experimenting with propagating

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Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Feb 19, 2015 3:00 PM CST
I have seen that if you remove the growing point from hippeastrums that they will usually start to produce offsets, and often that will be many offsets. I thought: what would happen if i apply that to a seedling(bulb diametre is 2 cm), so, i tried that about two months ago, and the first one is already healed and rooted again, and sending something up, but it looks like a scape. It has the tip that looks like it is made out of 2 pieces, and it gets broader the deeper it is. I will keep you updated. If it is a scape this might be a fast method to induce flowering.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 19, 2015 11:42 PM CST
Interesting experiment Snarfie, keep us posted on the results.
Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Feb 21, 2015 4:00 AM CST
Cleaned it up, and saw that the 'thing' looks like something in between a stalk and a leaf. At the base of the bulb it looks like something is developing. I also found a second thing that grows inside the little bulb. Some photo's below
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Name: snarfie
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Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Bulbs Pollen collector Region: Europe
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snarfie
Mar 11, 2015 1:53 AM CST
Both bulbs have formed at least two offsets/new bulbs, and there were no scapes at all, but the first leafs were very thick. One of the bulbs probably has three offsets, and the other probably two
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Name: snarfie
netherlands
Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Bulbs Pollen collector Region: Europe
Tropicals Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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snarfie
Mar 31, 2015 12:36 PM CST

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As you can see, both hippeastrum seedlings are now propagated to two, one grew two bulbs inside the mother, and the other one grew one bulb inside the mother and made an offset, so my experiment has succeeded :)
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Name: snarfie
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Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Bulbs Pollen collector Region: Europe
Tropicals Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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snarfie
Sep 9, 2015 12:04 PM CST
they're developing like normal hippeastrums, not really exciting
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 12, 2015 12:16 PM CST
Aw, that's too bad Snarfie, maybe better luck next time.
Name: snarfie
netherlands
Sempervivums Cactus and Succulents Amaryllis Bulbs Pollen collector Region: Europe
Tropicals Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Container Gardener
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snarfie
Oct 19, 2015 1:00 PM CST
At least i've got 5 from 2 seedlings
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