Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: What do you do about bulblets on your Amarylis?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 26, 2011 8:53 PM CST
I bought this bulb today which has two bublets. My inclination is to break them off as I think they may rob a little strength from the 'mother' bulb. What has been your experience?


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plantladylin
Dec 29, 2011 3:52 PM CST
Paul: I've always let them grow until they are good size and haven't noticed any detriment to the mother bulb. Once they are decent size you can then amputate them and pot them up for additional plants.
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chefmike92
Dec 29, 2011 4:38 PM CST
I agree
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plantladylin
Dec 29, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Hey there Mr. Mike! Glad you are feeling up to posting here on ATP. Take care of yourself and get better soon!
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Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Dec 29, 2011 8:28 PM CST
thanks getting there slow and steady
Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Dec 31, 2011 9:06 AM CST
I also leave the bulblets for one season.They do not seem to hurt the mother and are a nice increase.

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