Separating Brunsvigia

Michael Mace
Wed, 08 Jun 2011 23:38:25 PDT
Ken wrote:

>>I have a couple of community pots containing 2-year old Brunsvigia
seedlings.? I am wondering when the best time might be to separate and pot
up the individual bulblets

I'm not an expert, but I'm opinionated, so what the heck.

I have about 90 pots of various Amaryllids.  Two years ago, I repotted them
all in midsummer and subsequently lost several to rot, so I was not very
happy with the results.

I don't know what caused the problem, but the Amaryllis belladonna experts
always told me that the best time to replant was in the fall, just after
they bloom.  This is supposedly when their roots are starting to grow, and
it's supposed to be the easiest time for the plant to repair any root
damage.  All I can say is that the Amaryllis I've moved at this time have
done well.  So that's when I will be repotting in the future.

San Jose, CA


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