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What's in bloom today - Part 2
Hey can somebody give me some help with what to do with my amyrillis after it is thru blooming? It has 2 hugh seed pods and I don't know when to take those off and when to cut it back and how to store it until next year. They don't come with instructions LOL and I am not smart enough to figure out what to do.
flowerfantasy, soon a cold climate person should come along and share their tips. In the meantime, you can google: amaryllis, storing after blooming
amaryllis what to do w/ seed pods
Indiana agricultural extension - growing amaryllis
that should get you started
Full House. Beautiful but to a semi-untrained eye (that's me) this one looks like Minerva and many others. Sometimes I think some of these amaryllis hybridizers market the slightest difference as a totally new cultivar. This aggravates me a lil bit. Of course, there is always the possibility that this IS a Minerva and it got misnamed. I don't remember where I got this one.
Same as the Lemon Star I posted in the previous thread. Looks like Lemon Lime to me!
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I'm with you, Vossner! Sometimes, you wonder... I also purcased the one called Full House, and wondered. We will see!
Flowerfantasy, just keep growing it as a houseplant for now. Let it have lots of sunlight from the brightest window, and don't overwater or let it become completely dry.
Let the seedpods turn yellow/brown, and then they will crack open exposing thin and winged seeds. You can float those in water, grow in a mini greenhouse or even sprouted in a damp paper towel enclosed in a ziploc bag. When the pod is cracked open, ask again and we will point you in the right direction.
Here is one of many that I currently have in bloom.
Truly different and very NICE!
Razzle Dazzle, Full House and Summertime are all beautiful. The one I had at work that was suppose to be Pink Diamond turned out to be Romance I think. Hopefully it will still be blooming tomorrow night and I can get a photo. Has Dancing Queen been slow to bloom for anyone but me? I had it at work for at least 8 weeks and finally brought it home and put it on a heat mat. The first stem is still just starting to grow and I think another may be following. Received Santos in the mail yesterday and it looks good. I've lucked out on having them sent in Dec. The only one so far that suffered froze damage was Le Paz. The buds on one stem froze, but another stem has come up and seems fine. Just received a notice that the last 6 coming from eBay are on their way. We are having a break in the weather right now, so I think they will be OK too.
hmmm. For me, Dancing Queen has always been one of the good, easy ones. But I don't necessarily think there is something wrong w/ yours, especially since you say your're seeing some action now. The Queen was just being a sleepy head.
sort of reminds me of Charisma, with weak colored veining. Pretty
or at least, I hope it is!
Whatever, it is definitely Charming and much nicer than I had expected. And I almost decided not to order it, but on a whim, I did!
I don't think it is going to open more than this, and I wouldn't call it a miniature. It's just that the blooms don't appear to be going to open all the way.
Anyway, here is a new one to me!
I keep seeing new ones I'm adding to my want list for next year, but, I want to wait until I'm sure I can get them to rebloom. haven't had much luck in the pat, but think lack of fertilizer may be the problem.
Amalfi is lovely all opened up! You can do it Susan! I use liquid fertilizer each time I water. I have 10 buds right now (biting my nails) that I can't wait to see open!!
Susan my philosophy is, for $5 which isn't even the price of a bunch of flowers, if you only get one season's bloom from your amaryllis, it's still worth it :)
This is what Lariann told me to do with mine:
If the seed pods are not ripe, you need to allow them to ripen (i.e. begin to dry out and open to reveal the seeds). Once they do, you can collect the seeds and plant them. I would not cut anything off the plant until the seed pods have ripened. Then, if the leaves have died back, you can let the bulb go dormant by allowing the soil to dry out. If the leaves are still green, you should keep the plant growing as it needs to restore nutrients used to produce the seeds. Otherwise you may not get a bloom next year, or the plant may not even come up! Since the leaves follow the blooms, I assume that the leaves are still green and you will need to keep the plant growing throughout the winter, giving it plenty of bright light, warmth and regular, light fertilizations.
Hope this helps!
I have been away and came back yesterday to three new ones. 'Moonlight' not so special, but I have hope that it will be better next year or with another stalk. 'Evergreen' that I was green with envy over when I saw Boojum's earlier in this fall. I love it. Here it is. And 'Picotee' which is always lovely. I already had one, but "needed" another. I must go back and enjoy all the postings when I have time to catch up. Happy New Year all. Patti
Oh my, that Evergreen is an absolute stunner!
Well here's hoping that in 2009 I eventually can get a Picotee!
Happy New Year everyone!
Happy New Year everyone. Thanks for sharing all your lovely Amaryllis photos. Gervase is great/