Nerines (and Haemanthus) - seed sowing

Douglas Westfall
Fri, 09 May 2003 21:24:36 PDT
Paul TyermanDoug Westfall Claiborne Dr. Long
Beach, CA

>> I recommend "washing" them for about 20 min. in a mild solution of chlorox
>> after they have been "peeled."
> Doug,
> Thanks for the info.  What exactly is Chlorox and what does it do?
Paul, it is laundry bleach and yes, some people feel that there are some
inhibitors on the seeds.  I have had success both ways with and without.
I think that I have a slightly better result with the wash.
> The seeds are a dark colour, almost black when removed so I assume that
> they are ripe.  I was expecting pale seeds for some reason.
Different Haemanthus and Scadoxus seeds are different colours.  H. coccineus
seeds are dark wine/black.

Goodd luck and good health


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