Lycoris propagation

Jim McKenney
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 09:35:52 PDT
Jim Waddick pointed out some of the problems encouneterd in propagating and
maintaining a steady stream of marketable, domestically grown Lycoris. 

Has anyone tried the method of propagation known as chipping? It works for
Galanthus, Hippeastrum and other amaryllids and it might work for Lycoris. 

Chipping involves slicing the bulb vertically into segments, each with a
piece of basal plate and an attached fan of bulb scales. 

Has anyone tried this (I have not). 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I now realize from
what Jim Waddick says that the person who successfully chips Lycoris will
soon be in the chips!

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