Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: What is growing out of my amaryllis?!

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Name: Amanda

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alancaster26
Mar 18, 2015 4:29 PM CST
What is this thing?! My amaryllis bloomed last month then when the flowers fell off, this thing grew out of it. It blooms every year and I've never had this happen. Is it a new bulb? Should I plant it in some soil and see if it grows? Is it an alien?! LOL!


Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 18, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Hurray! That's a seed pod forming!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 18, 2015 5:09 PM CST
This photo is from last May of my Amaryllis 'Minerva' with one of the pods splitting to where you can see the seeds:
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 18, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Alan, I forgot to say Welcome! to All Things Plants!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 18, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Welcome! Alan, this is a great site, you will love it here. nodding

That is a fine seed pod you have there, when the seeds mature you can plant them and get some seedlings. Thumbs up
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alancaster26
Mar 19, 2015 6:27 PM CST
When do I know they are mature? I'm a new plant enthusiast.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 20, 2015 9:35 AM CST
Amanda, the seed heads will get fat and begin turning a yellowish-tan or brown color and split open, revealing the dark brownish-black seeds. When you see it start to split you might want to tie something like nylon panty hose around the seed head it to keep the seeds from spewing or falling on the floor.
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Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Mar 21, 2015 11:54 AM CST
As the heads start splitting, you can also sow them directly, because hippeastrum seeds dry out pretty fast. That way you'll probably get the best results
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