Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: How did my Belladona bloom turn out so weird?

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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 3, 2016 11:20 AM CST
I just purchased this bulb, so I have no idea what the growing conditions were. Why do you think this bloom turned out to be so weird? The scape is barely 2" tall and the bloom is bent. When it first started growing I thought it was bending to the light but I rotated the pot and it stayed just the same. Any ideas what caused this?

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bsharf
Aug 4, 2016 9:03 AM CST

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That actually happens occasionally. Sometimes the bloom is also quite deformed. I don't know if there is a good explanation. I suggest that you take a photo and if
the second scape does the same thing, I would contact the seller, since this isn't a healthy bulb.
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vossner
Aug 9, 2016 8:37 AM CST
Not a belladona but above reply is correct and would be
For any bulb with stunted growth. Happens to me also, once, usually first ever bloom and never again.
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 9, 2016 8:42 AM CST
well, it was SUPPOSED to be a belladona, but when I look at the database it does not look like one. Whatever they sent me, it is weird.
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