Propagation of Lycoris

J.E. Shields
Wed, 03 Nov 2004 05:41:31 PST
Hi all,

A couple months ago we had a lengthy discussion of propagation of 
Lycoris.  On 27 September, I  sliced clean bulbs of Lycoris squamigera and 
place the resulting chips  in a tray on the surface of moist 
vermiculite.  The tray was covered with translucent plastic film and placed 
in a warm area.

Today I observe that white, teardrop-shaped bulblets about the size of a 
pea have formed on many of the chips of L. squamigera.

A few days later, I did the same with bulbs of L. sprengeri.  A few 
bulblets are forming on the sprengeri chips also.

It appears that Lycoris, like Narcissus and many other plants in the 
Amaryllidaceae, are readily amenable to propagation by bulb 
cuttage.  Details will be presented elsewhere.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

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