Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: Is this Weather-related, Pests, or Disease?

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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 1, 2015 2:18 PM CST
I'm trying to bring my amaryllis in for the season but I'm concerned about a couple of my pots. I don't know if this might be the results of direct morning sun, too much rain, the frost it experienced a couple of nights last week, bug bites, or a disease.

Can you help?


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And, perhaps most important of all, if this is something other than weather-related, will this affect my other houseplants if I bring them indoors for the winter? Is there a treatment that I can do in order to get my amaryllis indoors by the end of this week?
Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Nov 1, 2015 5:42 PM CST

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It looks like it is only on some of the leaves. Im wondering if that is frost damage.
Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 1, 2015 5:57 PM CST
Thank you, Barbara. If it's frost, I won't worry about bringing them indoors tomorrow, then.

The last time the leaves were discolored (different than this, though), I trimmed them down and the plant seemed to love that. Maybe I will do that to a couple of these leaves. Thoughts?
Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Nov 2, 2015 5:02 AM CST

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You can cut off the damaged leaves and see if new growth is stimulated.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 2, 2015 12:33 PM CST
I just trim off the leaves especially if the tips are starting to look ratty and brown.
Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 2, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Thank you, both! Thumbs up So, just to be sure, @tarev and @bsharf, this doesn't look to you like rust or any other disease that could be transmitted to other plants in my house?

I don't even know if amaryllis are susceptible to rust, Confused but my knee-jerk fear was that the spots were rust. I don't want to preserve the rust and have it run rampant in my daylilies next spring. Thumbs down

(Today is such a BEAUTIFUL day! What a nice little treat to warmth the weather is giving us here. Lovey dubby I wish it would last...)
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 2, 2015 1:03 PM CST
I would be more concerned with hitchhikers in the soil, if there is any, for any plant being brought indoors for winter.

Actually, with some of my amaryllis, since I know they have been enjoying the sun all summer long to early Fall, I just cut off the leaves when I bring them in. To make them rest the entire winter. It will just depend if you intend to see blooms indoors. That is not my goal anymore with my amaryllis so, I just let them follow Spring cycle blooming.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 2, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Tarev, thank you! I will only cut the affected leaves off since I am hoping to have some blooms this winter. I'll just have to see what happens. I don't know the best method for getting rid of bugs. Last year I sprayed my amaryllis with soapy water and that was mostly effective, but I read recently that another method is to run a LOT of water through the plant to wash any critters out. (A variation of that is to put the pot/soil in water up to 3/4 of the way up the pot so that the critters scurry up and out...although why they wouldn't just rest on top and wait for the water to recede and then go back in the soil in is beyond me...)

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