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amyrilis question

Posted by crazytbone (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 18, 12 at 11:34

Hi,

I rescued an amyrilis bulb from a yard sale last year. This year, I put the bulb in water to try and get it to flower.

Fail.

Anyway, it's growing new leaves and seems relatively happy. I know that I can't leave it in water forever. What kind of soil and container should I use? The kit came with a non-draining container and a gigantic peat plug.

What would be ideal?

Thanks in advance, and for all you teachers out there....

HAPPY VACATION


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RE: amyrilis question

Put it in a pot about 2 inches bigger than the bulb is around. WELL draining potting mix. Sink the bulb half way in and water well. I add extra perlite to potting mixes, about equal parts of each. Acclimate it to full Sun and feed regularly.


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RE: amyrilis question

Why do garden centers put the bulbs in vases with just water when they're trying to sell them in bloom?


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RE: amaryllis question

There is an Amaryllis Forum which may be helpful. See link below.

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


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