Hippeastrum Cybister Potting Mix

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sun, 29 May 2005 16:46:45 PDT

Can you recommend agents to control or kill the bulb mites?  Are things 
like Avid (Abamectin) and Kelthane (Dicofol) save to use on Hippeastrum bulbs?

Where are you growing your Hippeastrum, in Europe?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 08:34 PM 5/29/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I am growing H.cybister "Chico" with geat success.
>On the other hand, considering that the majority of commerciably available 
>hippeastrum bulbs is infested with the tarsonemid mite, the bulb scale 
>mite Steneotarsonermus laticeps, it is not wise to let EVER get water into 
>the heart of the plant...
>Yes H.cybister is a tiny treasure which is worth not to be let stood in 
>the rain...

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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