Hippeastrum seeds and light

Darren Sage darrensage100@hotmail.com
Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:37:18 PST
I have been making my first crosses and have just harvested my first seeds 

Is light needed for germination?  What tempertures are recommended?  These 
are crosses from large flowered hybrids.

Kind regards

(La Paz, Mexico)

>From: "Hans-Werner Hammen" <haweha@hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum seeds
>Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 03:57:28 +0000
>Greetings from Duesseldorf, Germany
>Hello Darren:
>Thank you for your feedback.
>I hope you can take profit from my explanations and raise great 
>respecting my simple recommendations.
>I think that the most critical point (if it IS ever critical)  is the
>watering frequency.
>The best results are obtained if you let the substrate dry out to the
>particular stage when the leaves of (some of) the seedlings just BEGIN to
>lose their surface glossiness.
>The frequency of watering based on this observation gives STILL better
>results than slavishly watering every 4th day!
>And there is one other observation I have really no rational explanation
>I found out that this watering from above gives better results when I
>perform that in the evening, and I put the boxes back into the light bench
>not before the next morning. It seems that the wetted plants do NOT like
>exposition to brightness. In this case they tend to loose their particular
>surface sheen for a certain time.
>I like to show you some amaryllid seedlings of one other genus:
>from seeds I received, labeled  as "Cyrtanthus mackenii hybr."
>These are now 7 months old.
>It can be clearly seen that one of these is in an uncommon manner 
>the others.
>I am optimistic that this one will bloom in fall 2006.
>I am looking forward to all the blooming 2- and 3-y Hippeastrums (and other
>amaryllids) cultivated by the elucidated newsletter readers *g*
>Gardener's amaryllis are indeed to reach bloomable state in this short time
>- provided that this cultivation technique is consequently followed and the
>plants are replanted in coco peat as well afterwards, with further
>administering of adequate light from above  - and lukewarm water from 
>containing diluted mineral fertilizer every time.
>Best wishes
> >From: "Darren Sage" <darrensage100@hotmail.com>
> >Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum seeds
> >Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 01:17:15 +0000
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