Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: New here and new to Amaryllis...

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JP14
Feb 26, 2016 9:54 PM CST
I first want to say hi. I received two Amaryllis kits for Christmas and planted them per the instructions on the box. They started poking about a 1/2" leaf tip about two weeks after planting and then it died back, and nothing has started since. I thought the problem was the temperature as our house gets cool to cold, so I moved them to a warm room where they currently reside. One bulb is green on the tunic area of the bulb, but has zero roots, the other is a pale green/ yellow and also zero roots. I am not sure as to what to do for them and it may be to late to save.. I will try to post pictures.
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mcash70
Feb 28, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Welcome! JP14 you may have gotten diseased bulbs which would explain the problem. Photos would help give us an idea of the condition of your bulbs.
Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Feb 29, 2016 4:49 AM CST

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Welcome. Some bulbs bloom before they have roots. Of more concern is the die back of the first leaf. They don't need sun until the leaf tip is up, but warmth can be an issue. Don't water again until the leaves are up. Without roots, the bulb wouldn't even utilize the soil moisture. Are the bulbs soft? As Margaret said, a photo would help.
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cwhitt
Apr 27, 2016 2:19 PM CST
Perhaps they are not ready to come out of dormancy yet. if the bulb is not rotted or turning red, I would just leave them in the pot, put them in a sunny spot, and only water them when the soil is dry. They might just need more time. Crossing Fingers!
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javaMom
May 2, 2016 5:02 AM CST
Hello everyone,

New to this Forum, have just a few Amaryllis but woud love to know more about them....
Have a wonderful Monday morning....
Name: Barbara
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bsharf
May 2, 2016 9:46 AM CST

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Glad to see you on this forum. Everyone has photos, ideas, and tips to contribute. Its a great place to get encouragement and questions answered. Welcome!
Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
May 3, 2016 9:00 AM CST
javaMom Welcome! I went on an Amaryllis binge this winter -- 13 of them. Times them to bloom one at a time, so I had them all winter long! I just love them!
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javaMom
May 3, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Love all your beautiful Amaryllis, I only got five of them last fall and planted them in pots, transferred three of them to my flower beds and keep two in pots, hopefully they bloom much better next year...

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