I had the same experience on both...except I don't think those are roots emerging, they look more like shoots. I potted them up immediately. John --- On Tue, 11/16/10, Diane Whitehead <email@example.com> wrote: From: Diane Whitehead <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [pbs] germinating in the mail To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <email@example.com> Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 1:37 PM Yes, I have received them already growing, and I have had ones from my own plants start to grow in the bag I put them in. They did OK when I finally put them in a pot, but I wouldn't want to leave them unlooked at for a year. Diane On 16-Nov-10, at 1:26 PM, CGeat25049@aol.com wrote: > I notice that the > haemanthus and nerine are in the process of germinating ( root emerging). I know > that haemanthus cannot hold off germination, Is nerine the same type of > seed? It would be good to know this if I buy nerine seeds in the future so I > don't let them sit for weeks.