question about hippeastrum seedlings

hippifan(8)July 8, 2011

I have some questions about my hippeastrum seedlings (appleblossom � desire(?)). They are now 3,5 month old, and I have to repot them.

1. Do I have to pot them with the bulb half above the soil or just as they were now (with the bulb under the soil)?

2. Some of the ones wich I repotted already had very little red on the bulb. Is that red blotch or is it nothing.

3. Is a circumference of around 2 - 2,5 cm (I guess) allright for seedlings of 3,5 month old?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

On the link you can see some pictures of my seedlings. Is it red blotch?

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of the seedlings

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 9:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


I would not call myself an expert but in my opinion your red does not look like red blotch. Bear in mind that if irritated or damaged a hippie will produce red marks this doesn't necessarily mean red blotch.

If these were my seedlings I would plant them with the bulb under or mostly under the soil. Many young hippies will pull themselves under the soil naturally.

For the size of your seedling's circumference I'll let others chime in but it sounds fine to me.


    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geoff9(6 and up)

I have grown a lot of seeds, but not from a broad range of species. The diameter sounds just fine. Raising or lowering bulbs is a funny thing. It is, of course, better to raise a bulb when you can. That way you get more root room per pot. Also, it is fun to watch a bulb go through its paces. I think you'll have to try to find out. Plant seedlings high in a pot where you can add soil. Beyond a certain age most amaryllised (I think) that are in the trade being complex hybrids will put up with whatever you hand them unless you expose actual roots. Well, that's my thought. Species, or course, have particular wants, and usually won't deviate. Unless they do. Is that clear?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 3:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you for the information.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 6:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Do I need to repot my amaryllis. Did so last May. It prospered.
I got advice here last May or so, and repotted it....
Need ID help
I rescued this NOID from a local garden center yesterday....
Hippeastrum H554
Taken inside without flash. The first scape had some...
Photos from this evening!
It's saying my post is 6198000 characters over the...
kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)
My uni-colours
The second to follow
brigarif Khan
Sponsored Products
Angel Ceiling Fan by Quorum International
$984.00 | Lumens
Americh Barrington 6634 Tub (66" x 34" x 22")
Modern Bathroom
Seedling by thomaspaul Aviary 20 1/4" Wide Ceiling Light
Lamps Plus
LBL Lighting | 24 Inch Diameter Circle Lbl Monorail Kit
$712.00 | YLighting
Genesis Cold Frame Seed Starte
Gidget Table Lamp
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™