Bulb Food

ladebugz(9)February 22, 2009

I was forcing a Pink Nymph Hippeastrum and it was a bit out of the path of my watering route. I got in the unusual habit of watering it with the leftover dog water. (Complete with the crumbs of dog food) I tracked the growth, it was 3/4" a day. Astounding! The bulb sent up two stalks, one with seven blooms, the other with six. Flowers were 6" across. Ive been playing in the dirt for 30 years, and have never seen one bulb put on a show like this. Does anyone have an explanation as to why the dog water was so beneficial to the bulb? My friend does the same thing with an indoor foliage plant and swears by it. Thanks for the input in advance. Deon Sims

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maidinmontana(Zone 5 Billings MT)

I have no idea why your bulb produced so profusely. Perhaps it was due to the fact that the water has sat for a period of time so there were no damaging factors (chlorine etc)or the bulb came from a very good source. It's hard to say, but I can feel your excitement, good for you.

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