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Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby Durgan » Feb 02, 2009 5:31 pm

http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?CQFOZ 2 February 2009
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum). This plant has seven flowers, three on on stem and four on the other. It was a gift at Christmas, and bloomed from just a bulb in less than a month.

The blooms are inspiring during our long Winter season. A much needed moral booster this Winter in particular, since it has been long and rather dreary.
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby kelly_m » Feb 02, 2009 5:50 pm

Beautiful Durgan....One of my faves...
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby Smitty » Feb 02, 2009 9:24 pm

what a beauty! and the pup's not so bad either...looks kinda like my baby R2


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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby Durgan » Feb 02, 2009 9:43 pm

Those two are fine looking Pomeranian's.
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby isabelbrinck » Feb 09, 2009 10:12 pm

Question: when should i start fertilizing my Amaryllis (Hippeastrum), after a period of dormancy? It's first new stem is growing quickly... I'm keeping it hydrated for now.
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby Durgan » Feb 10, 2009 6:36 am

isabelbrinck wrote:Question: when should i start fertilizing my Amaryllis (Hippeastrum), after a period of dormancy? It's first new stem is growing quickly... I'm keeping it hydrated for now.



Usually sufficient food is contained in the large bulb, and little additional fertilizer is required. Adding a bit of water while blooming seems to keep the flowers fresh a few days longer. I have kept the bulbs from year to year, but other than the money for buying a new plant, it probably isn't worth the effort.
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby isabelbrinck » Feb 14, 2009 4:48 pm

I have kept the bulbs from year to year, but other than the money for buying a new plant, it probably isn't worth the effort.


Oh, well. I didn't find it any effort at all, actually. I wasn't sure I would be able to achieve a second blooming period, since I had no place to keep the dormant plant at the right temperature, but it seems it worked anyway!
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby agedgardener2 » Feb 14, 2009 6:39 pm

Smitty;I had a Siamese cat called R2 D2.He moved out to a neighbor when we got a new Kitten.He had visited them on his daily walk thrthe neighborhood.When I moved I gave him to them.They had no children or pets but R2D2 charmed his way into their hearts. I just couldn't take him away.JOY
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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby isabelbrinck » Feb 24, 2009 9:45 pm

I couldn't resist. If this isn't worth the wait, I don't know what is. My Hippeastrum Puniceum (right?) has not only grown 80 centimetres tall, it is also blooming.... I can't wait to see the flowers!

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Re: Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Postby Eeyore » Feb 24, 2009 10:54 pm

Wow! Very nice Isabel. Love your art work too!
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