Brunsvigia grandiflora seeds

John Ingram
Sun, 12 Oct 2003 10:18:35 PDT
I would like to thank all those involved also. Mine
are doing just fine (last I looked at them last week).
Mine sat on the file cabinet for several days (a week
or so maybe) before they were planted. 
They had all formed small bulbs and an emerging leaf.
They are now beachside in full sun (were I
accidentally left them before going away for a few
days). I haven't seen them since I put them there. I
hope the medium did not dry out. 
Like Paul, I am very reluctant to plant amaryllids
immediately. I love getting amaryllids from S. Africa.
They are usually well sprouted in transit. And those
that aren't, usually rot for me. 
I prefer to hold seeds in plastic to retain the
moisture and keep seeds fresher. 
I hold all my Hippeastrum seed in plastic to prevent
the seeds from drying as I find it keeps more of the
seed viable. Once dry, it is harder to get a good
germination percentage. I have been chastised by
clients for this though. 

John Ingram in L.A., CA. 

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