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Name: greene
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greene
Jul 24, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Update on my seven little plants. This week I observed that most have developed a third leaf. Slowly but surely they are growing.
(photos later)
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cwhitt
Jul 25, 2016 10:24 AM CST
@greene -- how long did it take from the root sprouting until you got that third leaf?
I have a bunch of seeds I have sprouted this summer - so far just one leaf. Just wondering.
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greene
Jul 25, 2016 12:27 PM CST
@cwhitt:
Harvested seed May 28, 2015; roots sprouted (water method) June 30, 2015; third leaf July 24, 2016.
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cwhitt
Jul 25, 2016 1:37 PM CST
@greene that is interesting. How are you getting them to grow so fast? What kind of soil did you put them in, how much sun, any fertilizer? Mine sprouted before yours but only have 1 leaf each. Confused
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cwhitt
Jul 25, 2016 2:02 PM CST
@greene, I shared my seeds with StanviewGardner, who also floated them in water, but about a month after mine. @StanviewGardner, how many leaves do you have on your sprouts, and what are your growing conditions? Perhaps I need to move mine into the sun? I was afraid they would bake, but maybe not. They are a cross I made: Picote x Naranja. I also just started some Mandonni seeds - those I purchased. It would be nice if I could get them all to grow faster since they are going to take so long to get big enough to bloom.
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greene
Jul 25, 2016 4:53 PM CST
cwhitt said:How are you getting them to grow so fast? What kind of soil did you put them in, how much sun, any fertilizer?


So fast? It has taken a year for them to get this far. Hilarious!
I always start things in straight Vermiculite with zero fertilizer. If my plants cannot thrive on neglect then they can go live with a rich person. Rolling on the floor laughing
About a month ago I top dressed with some compost (homemade stuff) and that's when the third leaves started to appear.

What kind of sun? I started them in 'bright shade'. When I moved to the new place all the plants got rearranged and these ended up in part sun/part shade. They are under a huge oak tree, get bright shade until about 1 or 2 pm, then full sun until about 6 pm.

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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Jul 26, 2016 8:22 AM CST
ohhhhhhhh duh. Sticking tongue out I see they sprouted in 2015 - I read that wrong. OK, feeling much better and on track now. I do think I will move mine from shade to bright shade though - that sounds like a good idea. I was thinking of making some compost tea for them, that should not be too strong for them. Thanks for clearing that up for me -- I hope the 3 of us can stay in touch with our seedlings so we can compare their progress - and any one else who is sprouting them right now -- there is not really that much information out there on the requirements for Hippeastrum seedlings. I'm glad we have this thread! Rolling my eyes.
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greene
Jul 26, 2016 11:57 AM CST
If you look for videos by Charlie Johnston you can learn quite a bit.
Start by checking out this video, then look to the right side of the screen to see others made by Charlie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

It's still a good idea to get answers from more than one person; what works for Charlie Johnston may not work for everyone or for every climate zone.

Hope we all have success with our experiments. It will take several years but the blooms will be rewarding. Thumbs up

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cwhitt
Jul 29, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Here are my Mandonni sprouts. One month old. I still have one seed left that has not sprouted. I am still hoping . ...
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greene
Jul 30, 2016 11:42 AM CST
cwhitt said:Here are my Mandonni sprouts. One month old. I still have one seed left that has not sprouted. I am still hoping . ...
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Looking good!!

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Name: greene
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greene
Aug 1, 2016 5:32 PM CST
As much as I have been looking forward to this thread going on for a few years until my little plants finally will make blooms...
there is a good chance that I will no longer be a member of this site. Sad. Sad

I wish everyone luck with their seeds and plants and hope you all have lovely blooms!! Thumbs up
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mcash70
Aug 5, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Greene, you have done well with your seedlings. Thumbs up Why are you leaving the site???? Confused
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wibbly
Feb 16, 2020 7:45 AM CST
I wonder what happened to Greene. I hope she is still alive. Sad
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Feb 16, 2020 7:51 AM CST
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Name: Warren
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wibbly
Feb 17, 2020 3:21 AM CST
Ah that`s good news, thanks. Smiling
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Feb 17, 2020 11:00 AM CST
whew!
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