hippeastrum seedling

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Sat, 27 Nov 2004 20:25:01 PST
About 4 years ago I purchased some Hippeastrums at the store.  I attempted 
crossing different colored varieties with each other and got some 
seeds.  Not knowing what I was doing, I planted them.  Many sprouted, but 
eventually withered away.  Suffice it to say, only one is now left.

About 2 years ago I learned "proper" care for mature Hippeastrums to get 
them to rebloom.  A buddy taught me to plant them in my garden during the 
warm summer months, and then lift them in winter.  It worked like a 
charm!  So this past spring/summer I did the same with my seedling and it 
nearly doubled in size.... to approximately that of a grape.

At any rate, I recently lifted it and have it resting in my basement.  I 
really would like to nurture this thing to bloom.  I did a bit of Googling 
but couldn't find any good sites to get tips on raising them.  Is there 
anyone on-line that could share a few pointers for me?  I'm hoping that in 
2 years from now I can get it to be big enough to bloom.

Dennis in Cincy

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