Amaryllis seed pod

elsier(z6 KY)May 4, 2011


My Amaryllis started to bloomed a few weeks ago. The stem was so large that it snapped off before the flowers opened. So I put it in water where the 5 flowers opened up.

Of the 5 flowers, 2 were pollinated & have developed seed pods. One of them is about the size of a kumquat, nice and firm, a bright green color. The other seems very slow developing and may not make it.

How can I tell when the seed pod is ripe? Has anyone out there grown amaryllis from seed? any suggestions would be appreciated.



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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Hi Elsie,
It will start to change color and eventually turn tan/brown and burst open.

I haven't had a chance to grow from seed yet.

There is a forum for Amaryllis. There's lots of great people and information for them there.

Good luck with them,

    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 9:57AM
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elsier(z6 KY)

Thanks for the info JoJo. I did not know there was a forum for Amaryllis. I will check there also.


    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 5:12PM
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I have abouut 10 plants of the species. I have failed to germinate any seeds yet. I need a lesson on this, I know the seeds must be black before they are ripe, and fully developed. That all that I know.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2011 at 11:09PM
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I am growing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum correctly) from seeds and they are very easy to germinate and grow. They just require warmer temperature to sprout.

Here is a pic of my 4 month old seedlings ready to put in individual pots:

Here is a link that might be useful: How to plant Amaryllis Seeds

    Bookmark   May 6, 2011 at 1:40AM
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elsier(z6 KY)

Thanks for the link izhar. Your photo is great and gives me something to hope for.


    Bookmark   May 7, 2011 at 12:14PM
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