Rhodophiala bifida seed

Diana Chapman rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
Fri, 07 Sep 2007 11:22:49 PDT
I don't float my Amaryllid seed any more, since I found it too labor 
intensive to transplant the seedlings.  Now I put them in damp vermiculite 
in a plastic bag kept at room temperature, and get very good even 
germination.  I then just dump the entire contents of the bag on top of the 
potting medium as soon as the radical starts to emerge.  The seedlings that 
I floated also used to suffer to some degree from transplanting shock, which 
is not a problem germinating them in vermiculite.

Telos Rare Bulbs
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robt R Pries" <rpries@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Rhodophiala bifida seed

> It maybe wishful thinking but I have a Rhodolphiala in
> bloom and I hope it will produce seed. Has anyone
> tried floating Rhodolphiala seeds on water to get
> germination? I have had good luck with Zephyranthes
> and Sprekelia seed treated this way but I expect to
> have only a few seeds if any and want to do the best
> for them.
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