Advice Please! ASAP...For papilio Bulb.
1. I just got my 'Evergreen' bulb from ParkSeed Comp. It is enormous! This is a 'miniature amaryllis? 32cm around,rock hard,and well..just huge! Thats only $6.98! WOW! and this is a miniature amaryllis?
2. This is my problem...My Papilio that I got from EBay, from a seller that was highly recommended on here, is the problem. It is firm, and looked ok, until I saw the bottom.
It is obvious that at least 8 bulblets have been removed..ok..no big problem, BUT it left a 2 BIG 'dents' in the bulb, one on each side. So the bottom is now shaped like a fat 'T', right where the roots are growing from the bulb. It is a forced bulb, so a flower stalk is hopefully going to peek out soon,IF I plant it...I have a complaint into the seller now.
BUT here is the big problem that I dont know what to do. One side has 4 layers of the white living tissue...the 'layers' (sorry I dont know the correct name), 4 layers right above the place where 3-4 bulbs were removed has been ripped off. About 1/4 the height of the bulb, from the root up. It will be in the soil when/if planted. And it is covered in a powdery residue, that I is some kind of anti fungal powder to prevent rot. But is this bulb going to rot like an old fish the minute it hits soil and water? I am VERY concerned. Do I have a reason to worry?
My other Papilio that i bought from another seller on EBay is just perfect! But this one was suppose to be 32cm...it is 22cm...and it has all this damage, that I dont know if it will kill the bulb, or will it heal over where the layers were ripped, and not be an issue?
So..is having the bottom come to a fat 'T' instead of the normal bulb shape ok? And what about all those living layers that were ripped off from the bulb, above the bulblets that were pulled off it. I have a feeling it will just rot the minute it hits soil and gets watered. Am I wrong or right? I am asking for a replacement...or refund. I am waiting for a reply. But will those ripped off rot on me? Or am I worrying over nothing? Do I have a rot issue coming? Or am I ok? Advise would be GREATLY appreciated.