Hippeastrum papilio

Hans-Werner Hammen haweha@hotmail.com
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 05:19:49 PST

Actually, Hippeastrum papilio is virtually dormant in summer. A good idea is, to water them sparingly from below, then let them dry out, from End of August on, then wait for the tips of the first leaves to poke out, they will spontaneously appear towards end of September, THEN divide them. Everybody can verify this on their own, that H.papilio, a vigorous DIPloid Knight Star Lily, will rapidly produce new roots once replanted into fresh Substrate, and carefully watered from below, and will form a nice bush of upto 12 Leaves from bigger bulbs, and some weeks later, will produce 1 or 2 Scapes.................................................................................................................................................................................................. Performance, from freshly replanted Bulbs:........................................................................http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/… .............................
 ......................................................................................................................................................................  > From: ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
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> Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 00:31:50 +0000
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum papilio
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> Actually, Hippeastrum papilio is dormant in summer in nature. To avoid 
> much damage, divide and repot just after flowering (or seed setting) is 
> over. 
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> If the mix is gritty enough the damage to roots will be minimal. 		 	   		  
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