flotation method for germinating amaryllids

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:46:49 PST
I grow all my Zephyranthes and Habranthus seed by the floatation 
method.  If they don't sprout in water, they won't sprout full stop.  So 
just leave them in as some can take a long time (a couple of weeks) to 

I then let the seed develop a leaf until it is at least 1 inch long if 
not more, then  plant it, so the shoot shows above the soil.

I have found that if seeds go mouldy I then don't biff them, but plant 
them and just occasionally one of the mouldy seeds will grow as they 
would not have if left in the water.


In spring time Auckland where everything is coming up roses.

On 9/12/2011 8:22 a.m., Jim McKenney wrote:
> Any ideas on what might happen next? Should I sow them in soil and see what happens? Are they likely to germinate in water after soaking so long without results?

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