Mystery Amaryllis

BJ43(6)January 30, 2012

Hello, I've been reading your comments to learn as much as I can, and it's been enjoyable for me. I have a bulb that was labeled as 'Picotee' but I know that is wrong. I'm going to attempt inserting a photo and hope you can tell me what the name should be.

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I had a Picotee which had that appearance,because it had mosaic virus.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 10:52PM
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Thanks, I never thought of that. Did you destroy your bulb or how did you treat it? Thanks for any information you can give me.


    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 2:22AM
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Brenda, If you should decide to get rid of it (it does look suspiciously like it's virused, but maybe just severe stress) you might try to self it and grow a few seeds on. The seeds will be virus free.. so the experts say.. so, you can save it through some seeds..just a thought....just don't put it's pollen on anything else....Good Luck with your decision...


    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 3:59PM
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Thank you. I'll try getting some seeds from it. I've not been growing amaryllis very long and everyone's posts are helpful to me.
There seems to be a lot of friendship among you and I like that.


    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 12:02AM
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Take a picture of the leaves and we'll tell you if it has mosaic virus.

Lot's of hippeastrums survive very well and for a long time with the virus and, additionally, it is not very contagious. I just found out last year that a heirloom variety that has been in my family for 70+ years is infected with a mosaic virus, now that I know the symptoms. It has NEVER spread to any of the other varieties and the ones that are infected are very healthy - they grow, bloom and multiply as normal, they just have a funny checkerboard pattern on the leaves that appears every now and then (but not always) when the plant is under stress.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 5:45PM
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Mosiac Virus is transmitted quickly and easily by sucking insects like aphids, mealy bugs, grasshopper, caterpillar (etc). It is quite contagious.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 6:31PM
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