Sunday, March 2, 2008

Amaryllis Update 1: Leafy Greens

Turns out all four bulbs sent up leaves - lots of leaves. I was starting to worry we wouldn't see any flower stems, but a quick online search assured me that the stems don't appear for 5-8 weeks after planting. I also read that leaving half of the bulb exposed encourages stem growth over leaf growth - oops. I might have potted the bulbs too deeply.

Another factor is temperature - apparently these babies like four hours of full sunlight and temperatures around 70 degrees while they're preparing to flower. That isn't happening here - not much I can do about it, either.

We'll see!

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