Shelley Gage s.gage100@hotmail.com
Tue, 29 May 2012 00:48:43 PDT

Putting the plants in the coldroom until flowering is required allowed us to sell hippeastrum plants in flower out of season.Shelley Gage Queensland.
 > From: tim@gingerwoodnursery.com
> Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 15:46:55 -0500
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum
> I believe the original post refers to a process developed by a member of the IBS (sorry forget the name).  In order to get a 2nd blooming leaves are cut off then the bulb is unpotted and allowed to dry (forced dormancy).  This process can also be used to time bulbs to bloom in off season times for special occasions etc.   It supposedly works but obviously will set the bulb back for the following few seasons.  Not something to try on rare spp but I guess is fine for the people that buy commercial Hipps as disposable season flowers. 
> I haven't been a member in the IBS for some time but that guy used to post a lot and ran some sort of Amaryllis club in Florida, I sure others could provide more details. 
> Tim Chapman
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