Amaryllis

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by passionflower, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. passionflower

    passionflower Member

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    I purchased an amaryllis bulb, planted it like the package said and nothing. So, this morning I removed the bulb, saw that the crispy covering was all slimy, decided to soak it in water before trying to plant it again. Am I just wasting my time because this might be a dud?
    Thanks for any help
     

  2. Patients grasshopper! Don't keep it soggy, slightly damp only!
     
  3. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sounds like it rotted. Bulb should be firm and not slimy. Soaking in water would not help. Try another.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If whole thing is soft it's kaput. Some superficial decay on the very outside might be inconsequential, unless it spread later to the rest of the bulb.
     
  5. GreenLeaf

    GreenLeaf Active Member 10 Years

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    Take off the slimy covering. Is the bulb itself actually slimy and rotten? Don't keep it wet!
     

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