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(Zone 8b)
Jul 15, 2016 10:11 AM CST
I have never grown amaryllis from seed, so just for fun decided to give it a try. I floated some in water and put some in soil. The ones in soil already have foliage. I did not spread them out very much when I planted the seed because I really didn't expect that they would do anything. So, when should I separate them or should I leave them in this pot? BTW, the ones floated in water have a short root but no foliage yet so not needing to do anything to them at this point. The foliage of the ones in the pot is somewhere around 3" long.
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Name: Barbara
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Jul 16, 2016 1:44 AM CST


They look great and will be fine in that pot for a while longer. Eventually you can tease apart the roots and space them out a bit. Snarfie, who posts on this forum, has been very successful at starting amaryllis from seed. Check out his threads or send him a private email if you have questions about propagation from seed.
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Name: Christie
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Jul 16, 2016 5:37 PM CST
I agree that you can leave them alone for a while. They stay pretty small for a while. Also, I have have very bad luck when I have tried to transplant the seedlings, so that is another reason to just leave them be. My successful transplants have usually been a year old before I transplant them. Crossing Fingers!
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