Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: First time I've seen this

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joewilkjr
Mar 6, 2012 7:57 PM CST
First post here.

I've been caring for a couple of Amarylis bulbs for a couple of years. This year, I attempted to pollinate to generate seeds...I think I was successfull,. But I was surprised to see a second flowering shoot emerging. Now I have the seed pod and the second shoot.

Is this normal? Is there anything I should be doing?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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chefmike92
Mar 8, 2012 1:11 PM CST
in larger bulbs they are well known for 2-3 shoots of flowers yes you have pods to this can be totally normal As the bulbs get bigger they also can put out bore bulbs called bulb lets some will tell you that with seeds it will be a big stain on the mother bulb which is true But it will survive you might only get 1 flower spike next year?? dont know if you dont want the seeds cut that off to keep the mother bulb as strong as possible to produce bulb lets and more then one flower spike next year.

i have close to 75 bulbs and i will do both now most mine are in the ground but i do have a lot in pots waiting for planting its up to you what you whant to do trying to raise from seed takes 3-5 yrs to get any bloom spike but if you crossed it with another type of flower you could get a great new looking flower or one the same as you have now

hope this helps

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