Inquiry about Haemanthus

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:52:57 PDT
Jane,

  I'm assuming this grower in the southern hemisphere. This is not actually important, but just a note to help confirm the id. Generally, I find Amaryllids respond fine to *careful* movement when in leaf. Keeping the roots intact is very important and may be more of a challenge when splitting pots. But provided the plant is more on the uphill side of its yearly leaf cycle (assuming a deciduous species), dividing the bulbs now should be fine as they will have the spring to recover from transplant shock before going dormant again.

  I assumed the southern hemisphere because otherwise H. coccineus should not now be in leaf. If this reader is in the northern hemisphere, the bulbs are not H. coccineus. They may be an evergreen (albiflos) or a summer growing species (humilis, montanus). Either way though, I'd say any of these species should have plenty of time this season to recover if transplanted/divided now.

-|<ipp

> Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:56:06 -0700
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> From: janemcgary@earthlink.net
> Subject: [pbs] Inquiry about Haemanthus
> 
> A question has come to the PBS website as follows:
> 
> >Could you please help me I have a large number of these bulbs 
> >[Haemanthus coccineus] in containers which are now in leaf { and 
> >looking great } I now would like to separate some of them . but I 
> >have no idea as to what would be the best time to do so,I cannot 
> >find any information on this subject. hopefully you can help me.
> 
> 
> Please answer here on the discussion list and I will forward the 
> information to the writer.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Jane McGary
> 
> 
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