Starting Amaryllis from seed

meinflippin(6A)June 30, 2006

I've been growing for a long time, but have come to something that stumps me. Amaryllis, or hippstruem, I've successfully had them produce babies from bulbs, but now I've got some seed from my pink and white specimen. Does anyone know the proper way to cultivate them. I'm eager to try.

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mrbrownthumb(z5 Chicago)

This past winter I got some of mine to produce seeds and I tried the "baggie method" (you can learn about it by searching this forum) but had no luck.

Then I got a side salad container from Wendy's and filled it with soil and placed the seeds standing on end in the container and put the lid on it. Essentially making a mini-greenhouse and had great germination results. I also placed some in a pot and covered it with a sandwhich bag and had the same results. Just made sure the soil was moist but not soggy.

Good Luck!

MrBrownThumb

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 1:29AM
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trancegemini_wa(10b)

Ive found them very easy to grow from seed, I just pop them into seed trays by pushing them in sideways like a disc and keep moist (im guessing youre doing them in spring or summer when the weather is warm?). Ive even done this with not so fresh seeds and the germination is very high with them. easy peasy :)

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 2:00PM
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ornata(London UK (8/9?))

I used fresh seed and put them in a seed-tray in a heated propagator. I think I just covered the seeds. They germinated in a few weeks.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2006 at 5:43AM
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anna_lisa(Quebec)

Hi I just place the seed in water if it floats its good and 3 weeks later I got a root then 2 week after I got a green stem when the stem awas about 2 inches and then I planted it in earth and now I got 2 stems. I will have to make a tutorial for you I will work on it. Anna

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 8:14PM
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