Hippeastrom seed germination

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Sat, 17 Apr 2004 11:57:00 PDT

For 30 years, I've gotten far better results with the floatation method 
than by any other way.

Float the seeds on an inch or so of tap water in a clear drinking glass, a 
jar, or something similar.  Cover the top with some clear plastic to 
prevent mold and bacteria from entering and to avoid evaporation.  Place in 
bright indirect light or, preferably, under fluorescent lights.  When the 
seedlings have both a root and a green leaf, plant in your favorite bulb 
seedling potting mix.  Cover loosely with clear plastic for the first week 
or so, while keeping well watered.

Good luck!

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 11:15 AM 4/17/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>To any/all Hippeastrum "growers,"
>I have never tried to germinate Hippeastrum seeds.  I have some that I would
>very much like to germinate.
>What is the most "reliable" method to use?
>Any help will be appreciated.
>Doug Westfall

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