Christmas waxed Hippeastrum

Del Allegood
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:43:35 PST
This bulb was meant to be a consumable per todays corporate environment,but you probably can save it by scraping off the wax. If the basal root disc was not cut too severely, you just make a slightly deeper basal cut,dust/dip  with a fungicide,let it dry a few days, then plant it with one third of the bulb buried in light medium,such as sand,perlite and peat.less peat than sand and perlite.Don't heavily water,until roots are well formed. Del Allegood, Zephyrhills FloridaWhere it is less than 60fah for only the second time this fall/winter,with a light rain.  

    On Sunday, January 3, 2016 3:17 PM, Joyce Miller <> wrote:

Hi Gang,

This Christmas I purchased a Hippeastrum (aka Amaryllis) for my Sister.  It 
was unusual because it had been waxed with instructions not to plant and not 
to water.  In due time, it bloomed.  I bought it out of insatiable 
curtiosity (with apologies to Kipling's tale of "How the Elephant Got His 
Trunk." As soon as it goes out of bloom, I plan to remove the wax coating, 
pot it and keep it in the house during the winter.  My guess is the roots 
were shaved closely to the bulb plate.  If so, the bulb might survive.  It 
the plate was damaged not so good.

Has anyone had experience with this wax treatment?

Best wishes and Happy New Year to All

Joyce Miller, Gresham, OR where it has been bitterly cold with a nasty wind 
chill factor to boot.  At present it is snowing but barely sticking. 

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