multiplying Zephyranthes

Randall P. Linke
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:59:39 PDT
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:05 PM, Ina <> wrote:

> I was asked today if I had ever seen the method used of multiplying
> Zephyranthes by cutting the bulb into sections lengthwise, with some
> root left on each section

I have done scaling with some Amaryllids many years ago after accidentally
sticking a shovel through some bulbs when digging.  I cut them into
quarters, keeping a piece of the basal plate with each section.  I then
dusted them with sulphur and allowed the edges to dry before planting in a
very fast draining mix.  Most of these bulb cuttings sent up new leaves and
developed bulbs during their normal growing season.

Monterey Bay Region, California

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