Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Tue, 29 May 2012 10:42:06 PDT

Jim, if you do not provide a low temperature to provoke a dormancy in Hippeastrum bulbs in a very hot climate like the Transvaal they would never go domant and bud elongation will never take place. This is trying to mimmick a natural winter dormancy to stop the bulb and induce to prepare next spring's flowering.

On the other hand, providing cool conditions at abnormal periods of the year to obtain flowers at odd times is just another way of forcing them and the bulbs will be pretty disoriented and battered after that. Granted for sellers will ncrease sales but for the buyer it will be a boomerang.


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