red coloring in Brunsvigia josephinae leaves

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:51:37 PDT

I see a little red on leaf tips of younger potted plants of this species,
but with less coloring than you see. Leaves on the emerging leaves of plants
in the ground appear fully green. I don't know if this is significant or

San Diego

With the early fall rains here on the West Coast, my winter growing
amaryllids (and others) are waking up for their seasonal growth cycle.  One
of my Brunsvigia josephinae bulbs displays some red coloring in the first
leaves to emerge, which disappears altogether as they grow.  I've noticed
some of my seedlings display this same red coloring.  The only other thing
I've noticed about these seedlings is they tend to be slower growing than
the others.  Otherwise, the leaves turn the regular blue/grey-green color as
they grow. Is this normal?  

Ken Blackford
San Diego, CA

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