Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: something wrong with this amaryllis

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 1, 2012 12:24 PM CST
I have been watching this amaryllis noid I got from my aunt, slowly growing but there is this damage on its growing flower stem. So far the bloom seems to be proceeding with its maturity but I am worried about the stem, seems to be about to collapse soon. Such a nice big bulb that is forming two flower stems.
Any idea what it is, and what I can do about it? Sad

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 1, 2012 12:39 PM CST
I would suspect botrytis. Sad

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/focus/graymold.cfm

http://www.ehow.com/facts_8231052_amaryllis-bulb-deformities...

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 1, 2012 1:00 PM CST
I feel so bad Sad Sad but thanks for the info chelle.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 1, 2012 1:03 PM CST
I do too. I hate to be the bearer of bad news... Sad

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 1, 2012 5:21 PM CST
So hard to decide if I should destroy the plant..or should I just remove that afflicted flower stalk, and hope that the 2nd flowerscape comes out well..it does have very strong leaves already..
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 1, 2012 6:12 PM CST
I think botrytis spreads pretty easily. Unfortunately, IMHO it should be wrapped tightly in a plastic bag and placed in the household refuse container. That's just me though, I'm perhaps a bit over-cautious. Maybe you could segregate it until someone else drops by to give their opinion?
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gone2seed
Mar 3, 2012 7:25 PM CST
I had one last year that looked like that and it turned out to have a fat caterpillar,possibly a cutworm, inside the stalk.So,I believe that Chelle had the right idea.Segregate the plant and cut into the stem.If you don't find any livestock then dispose of the plant.Better not to take a chance with your other plants.
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Stush2019
Mar 4, 2012 9:53 AM CST
Don't know what I am talking about here. In my other plants, I would use full strength peroxide. The 3% solution most commonly sold. Then sprinkle some regular cinnamon all over the bulb. Keep it far away from spreading to others, You got nothing to loose. Try to save it and let us know what happens. Also water from now on thru the bottom keeping the top dry.
This has worked for some other house plants I own. If it works here, you can tell the world.
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tarev
Mar 8, 2012 10:55 AM CST
The flower stalk finally fell over last night, so I have removed it and have applied a lot of cinnamon powder. There is still one flower stalk trying to grow. Oh well I guess it is a win some and lose some event for me.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 21, 2012 12:02 PM CST
ah, time to give up on this bulb.. Rolling my eyes. will just try my luck on the others out doors..oh well Rolling my eyes.
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chelle
Mar 21, 2012 1:10 PM CST
So sorry, Tarev:(
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mcash70
Mar 21, 2012 1:41 PM CST
You win some Smiling you lose some, Glare sorry Tarev. Sad
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Stush2019
Mar 21, 2012 3:02 PM CST
I hope you kept it away from your other bulbs. and I am sorry for your loss.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 21, 2012 3:03 PM CST
Thanks....hmmm..on the good side...now I will have space by the kitchen sink...for my other indoor plants Smiling

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