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Amaryllis stalk turned WHITE!

Posted by bosewichte 5 (My Page) on
Mon, May 23, 11 at 13:18

I had a really healthy amaryllis that bloomed several times last year, and then withered up a bit. I'd read that amaryllis need a dormant period, so I took it to the basement, meaning to bring it up in 6 week's time. But...I forgot about it. My husband found it yesterday, after months and months in the basement. It was bone dry, but there was a 5 inch stalk coming up. Here's the unusual thing: it was WHITE. It seems sturdy but is absolutely bleached of color, and so are the little triangles of leaves pushing up through the bulb itself. I repotted it and have it in the sun now, but I've never heard of this happening. Does it sound like I'll be able to salvage it?


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RE: Amaryllis stalk turned WHITE!

I'm assuming that there was very little, if any light in the basement, thus the stalk and foliage being white. I think it would be best to not immediately put it into sun, but maybe slowly introduce it to some light, and them more light after a bit of time. I think that taking it from darkness, and putting it immediately in the sun would be harmful since growth has started.

Besides other answers you might get here, you might want to also ask at the link below. I'm sure others have done such things to their Amaryllis.

chemocurl...aka Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum


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