All My Hippeastrum Seedlings Were Devoured!

kuang huang
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:05:52 PDT
Hi Josh, I have similar problem with my Griffinia, I was so mad that each night 
I went out with flash light and search for the slug and dump them in the trash 
can. Luckily, the bulb still intact and leaves always come back.


From: Josh Young <>
To: PBS List <>; International Bulb Society 
Sent: Fri, September 17, 2010 6:22:24 PM
Subject: [pbs] All My Hippeastrum Seedlings Were Devoured!

Hi Guys,

    So this morning I awoke to see that several of my pots of Hippeastrum 
seedlings had been a midnight snack for several caterpillars.   I hope they 
enjoyed their hamdonii sandwhich with a side of psittacinum puddingand a large 
diet calyptra-cola!  

    Seriously tho, they ate all the seedlings to the ground, I had several 
gallon pots with maybe 15 or more seedlings in each, how can I keep this from 
happening again without jeopardizing the seedlings themselves?  I had aulicum, 
blossfeldiae, calyptratum, cybister, mandonii, morelianum, glaucescens and 
psittacinum and all are gone.  




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