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amarylis

Posted by jacqui.kam france (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 9:27

Hi, Kristi and other old friends on this forum. It's been a long time and a lot of personal problems, but I am back again with a question. My bulb has, since last year ( she flowered) developed a side sprout. Last year I cut it off but this year it has appeared again. At the moment in S of France she is indoors and just starting to sprout, with the addition. What do I do about the added extra? Is it the bulb naturally dividing? It's in a pot about 20cm(7ins) diam.

Hope to hear from you all again, Jacqui


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RE: amarylis

Dear Jacqui.... WELCOME BACK!!

Yes your bulb is sending out offsets, which is completely natural and some bulbs do it more rapidly than others. Lucky you to have such a prolific bulb.

I would let the side bulb grow big enough so the it has a set of its own healthy roots. You might consider putting the bulbs into a larger pot to allow these offsets to grow further before you separate them, Or even allow them to remain in the pot with the mother bulb so that you get a nice cluster of bulbs.

Photos please....
Hope you are doing well. Shoot me an email as I have something you might be interested in. (Not the book, which has gone nowhere since our last conversation!)

Hugs,
Kristi


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RE: amarylis

Dear Kristi, thanks for the advice. I will send a pic when it gets a bit bigger, the shoots are only a couple of inches at the moment. Mine always seem to appear much later than those in the shops.
I am a bit rusty at this so I do not have your mail address.
Love Jacqui


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RE: amarylis

I just sent you a message to you .kam address.
K


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