Amaryllis ID

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:41:23 PST
Often the pests are hidden out of view in the scales of the bulb.  You may
never see them but they can be there.

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 9:28 PM Lyndon Penner <lyndonpenner@gmail.com wrote:

> Thanks to everyone for their responses; I googled 'Cherry Crush', 'Half and
> Half', 'Tosca', and 'Charisma'. I am pretty sure it is 'Half and Half',
> which is gorgeous and I've never grown it before! How exciting!
>
> As for *Amaryllis belladonna* with its weird striations and margins,
> someone suggested thrips or other insects. It did not have even a hint of
> foliage or leaves until it was safely indoors for the winter. I have never
> had thrips inside my house, and I can find no evidence of them feeding or
> being active. I'm genuinely perplexed as to what causes these markings.
>
> I am feeding this plant and providing it with love and comfort and softly
> playing some Norah Jones for it. (It seems to enjoy this.) I hope it
> flowers for me next year. (*The great British gardener Christopher Lloyd
> once referred to this plant as being "rather cheaply scented." We shall see
> if that holds true...)
>
> Thanks again.
>
> -Lyndon Penner
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