Replanting Hippeastrum

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Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » December 1st, 2014, 12:48 pm

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I have over 200 pots of Hippeastrums on the roof; under shade of a net from April to September.
My potted Amaryllis have not done well so I am thinking of changing the potting medium.
The plants are ever green in Lahore, on their own they bloom from end of March to end of April. The coldest month is January.
When and how should I go about it?
I have two plans in mind;
A, Last week of January remove bulb from pot, remove dead roots cut off leaves and replant immediately.
B, Middle of January remove them from pots, remove dead roots, cut leaves, spread them in open for full chill at night and full shade during day for two weeks and replant in 1st week of February.
What have you to say?
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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Farhan Ahmed » December 1st, 2014, 6:10 pm

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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » December 2nd, 2014, 7:59 am

Sir in my humble opinoin I think now is best time to transplant hippeastrum .dig bulbs from pots and keep them chilled for atleast till 15 december in cold nights open air.then replant them in soil.

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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » December 2nd, 2014, 6:49 pm

Hamad Ahmed Kisana wrote:Sir in my humble opinoin I think now is best time to transplant hippeastrum .dig bulbs from pots and keep them chilled for atleast till 15 december in cold nights open air.then replant them in soil.
They are still growing new leaves, the growing period has not stopped.
You think it is the right time for plan B.
Why not try some, thanks
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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Izhar » December 2nd, 2014, 6:57 pm

December is here, i am taking out all my hippies (growing or not growing both) cut the leaves/roots, dry them in shade then they will be placed in basement till they start showing scapes...

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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » December 4th, 2014, 12:11 pm

Izhar wrote:December is here, i am taking out all my hippies (growing or not growing both) cut the leaves/roots, dry them in shade then they will be placed in basement till they start showing scapes...
And when do you expect it to happen?
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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by aykhan » December 4th, 2014, 1:17 pm

I want to transplant my in ground hippeastrums into pots. Brig Saheb has advised not to touch them till January or they might die. Izhar thinks they can be removed now even if showing leaf activity. Any final thoughts? Can I remove and transplant now without fear of killing them?

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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Izhar » December 4th, 2014, 3:09 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:And when do you expect it to happen?
Arif
By mid February..

here is today's pic, the larger bulbs will be resting in basement and bulblets will be replanted in rich soil mix:

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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » December 5th, 2014, 12:53 pm

What ever I have expressed is based on my experience.My experience was that if you pull them out now they go in to dormancy loosing their roots and leaves and stay dormant until it warms up, I am talking about Lahore and not Karachi.
Members of Amaryllis forum Garden Web USA from Florida also practice what Izhar has suggested.
What I would be doing is confusing the bulbs. This Sunday I will pull out about 50 bulbs and give two weeks chilling followed by two weeks of warm storage before planting.

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Re: Replanting Hippeastrum

Post by Usman Mirza » December 5th, 2014, 1:03 pm

Dear Muhammad Arif khan sb I am from multan please let me know what you going to do with your poted amaryllis. I have same problem with my poted amaryllis

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