Rhodophiala bifida seed

patty allen prallen2@peoplepc.com
Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:51:04 PDT
I have never used the floatation method on either the reds nor pink oxbloods. After I get a goodly amount harvested and cured out for 4-5 days, I use regular potting soil and sprinkle the little seeds over on top of the soil. I then add about 1"-1 /12" soil over the seeds, tamp down firmly and water in with a fine mist until the soil is good and saturated.Place in bright shade and and keep moist. Before long you will have a sea of little green shoots coming up.
I have a very good rate of germination with this method.
-----Original Message-----
>From: Diana Chapman <rarebulbs@suddenlink.net>
>Sent: Sep 7, 2007 2:22 PM
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Rhodophiala bifida seed
>I don't float my Amaryllid seed any more, since I found it too labor 
>intensive to transplant the seedlings.  Now I put them in damp vermiculite 
>in a plastic bag kept at room temperature, and get very good even 
>germination.  I then just dump the entire contents of the bag on top of the 
>potting medium as soon as the radical starts to emerge.  The seedlings that 
>I floated also used to suffer to some degree from transplanting shock, which 
>is not a problem germinating them in vermiculite.
>Telos Rare Bulbs
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Robt R Pries" <rpries@sbcglobal.net>
>To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 11:02 AM
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Rhodophiala bifida seed
>> It maybe wishful thinking but I have a Rhodolphiala in
>> bloom and I hope it will produce seed. Has anyone
>> tried floating Rhodolphiala seeds on water to get
>> germination? I have had good luck with Zephyranthes
>> and Sprekelia seed treated this way but I expect to
>> have only a few seeds if any and want to do the best
>> for them.
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