Hippeastrum seeds

Jim Lykos jimlykos@optusnet.com.au
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 20:49:00 PDT

In my conditions on the east coast of Australia - I get excellent results by using a squat pot 4 to 5 inches in diameter , a potting mix of composed pine bark fines mixed with about 20% propagation sand.  I place the seed on this potting mix and the seed is then covered with about a quarter of an inch of pure propagation sand.  By propagation sand I mean coarse sand most of which is in the 1mm to 3mm (up to 1/5 inch)  that is usually quarried from sandstone or granite rock.
Dont use perlite - hippeastrums appear sensitive to the added fluoride.
Water with a light spray every 3 days during summer. 

Jim Lykos
Blue Mountains

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