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strange baby foliage

Posted by Rosidah Brunei (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 21:48

Message: I am new to planting lily. Last December I planted Asiatic lily bulbs here in Brunei that has tropical climate. They bloomed beautifully in February and had started producing bubil and bublets. However the shape of baby lily look very strange as the foliage were so huge and has no stem..

I wish to know if this is normal and I could expect the same bloom next season (the mother plants stay healthy in our climate and doesn\'t show any sign of deteriorating). Our weather doesn\'t have four seasons.

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RE: strange baby foliage

I wonder if this is a case of fasciation? I think I would separate it from the mother plant and grow it on to see what happens.

RE: strange baby foliage

The little baby plant looks very normal--that's the way they look the first year. Next year it will get a stem. It will begin flowering in a year or two. You're lily will need to go dormant or have a cool rest period in between blooming. The leaves will turn yellow and fall and you can cut the stem off at that point. If you live in the tropics where the temperatures never reach 32'F or 0'C for 6 to 8 weeks, you may have to rest this lily in a refrigerator for an equal time in order for it to develop good blooms for next year.

RE: strange baby foliage

Thank you very much Interspecific for the info.


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