twin scaling again

Kevin D. Preuss
Tue, 09 Dec 2003 09:26:32 PST
This is not uncommon, I have seen it happen before as well.  I recall it
happening w/ H. reticulatum var. striatifolium, a plant that has the reddish
pigmentsthat can bee seeen on the abaxial (bottom) surface of the leaves.
Anyway, I had only a few make it from twin-scaling a bulb.  Just earlier
today I found my one Griffinia hyacinthina that made it from twin scaling a
bulb that was infected w/ bacteria of some sort.  These also did the same
thing as you described (that species has the reddish pigments on the

I did have much higher sucess doing other Hipps and Griffinia Liboniana,

Kevin Preuss

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Subject: [pbs] twin scaling again

> A review of the comment "even pink color."  As the scaled sections are
only a
> few days old, the color appears to be changing to pink rather than the
> color initially seen in the cleaned, fresh scales.  The color is on the
> portions of sections without variation.  The interiors and uncut areas of
> scales seems unaffected.  The water in the sealed bag was sterilized with
> perlite (about 1 water:10 perlite in the bag.)  While this seems very dry,
> know that too much water will rot the culture.
> I have seen healthy Hippeastrum turn pink to reddish during the growing
> season, then the tunic becomes brown and dry.  The interior bulb remains
> grows and cracks the tunic without evidence of the previous discoloration.
> Perhaps this is just a part of the process?
> Ah the intrigue...
> Happy growing
> Michael Loos
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