This amaryllis looks weird! Too much light?

brbnightmares(6)January 1, 2013

This was a clearance purchase, it looked the sturdiest and was the only one there that wasn't fully out of the bulb looking like a dead goose...

BUT the shoot coming out was PURE white when I got it. I have tried letting it into the light easily as a "best guess" practice, but it is getting a reddish brown color I have never seen on any plant I have cared for. Also I am colorblind so maybe it is more green than I can tell. No idea!

Is this thing doomed?

The bulb was super firm and still had some nice spongy, fleshy roots.

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Looks absolutely fine to me. If it had been kept in the dark the bud would be pale whatever the colour of the flower. Yours looks perfectly healthy. Do not restrict its light. On the contrary, give it all the light you can and don't keep it too warm.

BTW yours appears to be going to have two bloom stalks.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 5:19PM
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brbnightmares(6)

Great!

I have grown these a lot but I have never bought one so late in the season.

I will put it in bright light, I didn't want it to get a sunburn after being in a box, but I guess it knows what it is doing and it has had two days of low light.

It was folded over on itself and it has already straightened out, so I feel good about it. Plus it was only $3.50!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 5:51PM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

I'm the designated advocate here for putting hippi's outdoors in full sunlight. I had one that flowered in June, and stayed outdoors exposed to rain, wind, and full sun. The flower stood up to this without any support at all. As long as the night temps are above 50*F, it'll be fine. (Just protect it from slugs!)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 7:41AM
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rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)

I'm the designated advocate here for putting hippi's outdoors in full sunlight. I had one that flowered in June, and stayed outdoors exposed to rain, wind, and full sun. The flower stood up to this without any support at all. As long as the night temps are above 50*F, it'll be fine. (Just protect it from slugs!)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 8:00AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

"I didn't want it to get a sunburn after being in a box" I imagine that's about the same as emerging from the soil in the ground.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 11:30AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

'As long as the night temps are above 50*F, it'll be fine'.

I am assuming the OP has bought a prepared Hippeastrum which was intended to be flowered indoors at Christmas. It can certainly go outside in the summer after blooming.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 1:36PM
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