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Author Topic: Hippeastrum 2008  (Read 25464 times)

Jean-Patrick AGIER

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Re: Hippeastrum 2008
« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2009, 11:44:46 PM »
One year ago I've been offered a hybrid Hippeastrum ( "Picotee"?) which flowered on 2 stems. I didn't like the idea of growing this plant again because I've previouly always failed to bring them to flower the following year. I've put the plant on my balcony in a shady spot, fertilizing regularly. It stayed there until Xmas exposed to light frosts (-5C ) in its dried compost. Then I had remorses and brought the bulb indoors, cut the frozen leaves, repotted it with new compost and put it behind a a south facing window. New leaves quickly appeared followed by 2 stems. It is now in full bloom.
I don't really have any experience on these plants. The bulb is now emptying. Is it the end? Will further fertilizing make it getting bigger? Thanks for any advice


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