Bulbs changing hemispheres

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:04:12 PDT
Apologies Alberto,
However with a few exceptions I do find receipt of Amarylliads easiest to
convert if newly dormant. They then have a short dormancy before coming
into growth half way through the growing season in their new hemisphere,
The exception was Gethyllis linearis which did wait 18 months.

In my experiance, receiving them at the end of dormancy - about to sprout,
they usually root very quickly. Either they then have a very short growing
season before converting to their new hemisphere, or continue growing into
the correct season for the new hemisphere. This, as I said, needs very
cautious watering as the bulbs are unsure whether they are going dormant
from their old hemisphere growth cycle, or starting their new hemisphere
growth cycle and missing dormancy. Spring / Autumn conditions are required
with no Summer / Winter extremes.

It is this transition between growth on the old hemisphere's time table,
into growth on the new hemisphere's timetable, which I find tricky and why
I prefer the bulbs newly dormant.

Peter (UK)

On 8 September 2014 22:59, Alberto <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com> wrote:

> No, what I said is that after their completed normal dormancy in its
> original Hemisphere they can be easily pushed to adaptation. Meaning they
> are very plastic once they have normally waken up.
> Not newly dormant, just about normal waking up time.
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