Hippeastrum reticulatum seeds

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 07:01:42 PDT
Hi Alberto & Kevin,

I just planted my first seeds of Hippeastrum reticulatum this year.  The 
seeds were planted on the surface of my usual gritty mix, then covered with 
ca 1/4 inch of sand.  The pot was covered with plastic and placed in a 
saucer, and the whole thing was set under fluorescent lights, 16 
hrs/day.  I watered whenever the sauce was empty.  The seeds were planted 
on 18 May 2005, and in the past week the first leaves have erupted.  Out of 
ca 12 seeds planted, about 8 seedlings are showing a leaf.

The seeds arrived looking somewhat squashed, in spite of having travelled 
in a padded envelope.  I was quite discouraged, but planted them 
anyway.  I'm sure glad I did!

Of the 8 seedlings, it looks like one will be var. striatifolium.   8 seeds 
do not make a valid statistical sample, of course.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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