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Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
Jun 9, 2020 9:53 PM CST
At what stage of development and in what type soil should new amaryllis seedlings be planted?
If it takes a long time to grow, remember that if nobody plants it, nobody has it.
Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
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sangel
Jun 10, 2020 7:36 AM CST
not till you have several leaves , and bulb will be at least a nail size
Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
Jun 10, 2020 8:46 AM CST
Fingernail? Marble? Pea? BB?
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Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
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sangel
Jun 10, 2020 10:08 AM CST
1/3 of an inch in diameter, but you can wait with that till plants are 2 years old, as long as roots has enough space
Name: Warren
Essex UK (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom
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wibbly
Jun 11, 2020 1:00 AM CST
@WAMcCormick
WAMcCormick said:At what stage of development and in what type soil should new amaryllis seedlings be planted?


Here`s a quote from `Clemson Extension` (college of agriculture)

A tiny bulblet is evident with the formation of the second or third leaf. After a month, a complete liquid fertilizer of about 200 ppm N is recommended, which may be increased to 500 ppm N at 4 months. After 6 months 700 to 800 ppm N is recommended.
(in other words 1/4 through to full strength of recommended dose)

The bulblets will probably need dividing at the 3-5 month stage, again at 10 months, when you can introduce each bulb to its own pot. When dividing them, use a mixture (by volume) of three parts builder's sand, four parts pine bark (soil conditioning grade), and two parts peat moss. Because of their herbaceous roots, the main consideration is large air spaces in the growing medium.
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Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
Plays on the water.
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cwhitt
Jun 11, 2020 9:30 AM CST
WAMcCormick said:At what stage of development and in what type soil should new amaryllis seedlings be planted?
They like to be rather crowded. Unless they are pressing up against the side of the pot, crowding each other out, or their growth is slowing considerably, I would leave them be. I water mine with weak fertilizer water.

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Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
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sangel
Jun 11, 2020 12:37 PM CST
here mine, about a year old, I only re-potted them in a longer pot, no need to separate them this year.
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Name: Larry Gosnell
Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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legosnell
Jun 14, 2020 8:41 AM CST
Here are some of mine after day 26 floating on water. I'm thinking about planting a few in the next couple of days. The ones with a single leaf, maybe 10. I've got some ecoscraps potting mix on hand that I'm going to try but have also wondered about using straight horticultural vermiculite.

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Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
Jun 14, 2020 11:49 AM CST
Larry, the ones I moved from water at day 15 to potting soil are now growing green leaves 10 days later.


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Name: Warren
Essex UK (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom
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wibbly
Jun 15, 2020 2:04 AM CST
A few of mine at various stages of development.
I have more D'Oh!
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Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
Jun 15, 2020 11:19 AM CST
Wibbly, you have a pretty big operation going on. They look good. Were they open pollinated, or are you working on crosses?

How are you managing the irrigation?
If it takes a long time to grow, remember that if nobody plants it, nobody has it.
Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
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sangel
Jun 15, 2020 1:28 PM CST
wibbly said:A few of mine at various stages of development.
I have more D'Oh!
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what are u going to do with all this plants when are mature ? I have about 20 blooming bulbs of apple blossom, and it is already too much for me.
Name: Warren
Essex UK (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom
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wibbly
Jun 16, 2020 12:34 AM CST
@WAMcCormick
[quote="WAMcCormick"]Wibbly, you have a pretty big operation going on. They look good. Were they open pollinated, or are you working on crosses?
Thanks, yes most of them are crosses (mentioned in my other posts)

How are you managing the irrigation?
With these (moisture meter and squeeze bottle) Smiling
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Name: Warren
Essex UK (Zone 8a)
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wibbly
Jun 16, 2020 12:41 AM CST

@sangel
sangel said:

what are u going to do with all this plants when are mature ? I have about 20 blooming bulbs of apple blossom, and it is already too much for me.


That`s a good question Shrug! D'Oh! I may try to sell them as one, two, and three year bulbs - if unsuccessful I will give them away.
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