This may sound like a dumb question, but I'm curious:) I have some Amaryllis
(actually called St. Joseph's Lily) that my Grandma gave me a couple of
years ago. When I picked off the dead blooms, I noticed there are little
white seeds (?) in the middle along the neck. Are they seeds? Can you plant
seeds and they'll grow into bulbs? It got me to wondering, and I figured
this is the best place to ask:)
Thanks for any info:)
Angie in the Boonies of East Texas
Amaryllis make round seed pods about 1.5 to 2" in diameter with 3
chambers and usually lots of black papery seeds, each maybe 3/4" across.
You plant them as soon as the seed pod opens up. I don't remember how
long it takes them to germinate. It takes several years for them to
bloom from seeds.
It sounds like they are very immature seeds that you picked way too early.
I'm not sure how long mine took to sprout, maybe one year possibly two
years. I scattered the seeds/pods two years ago and last year. No
attempt was made to bury or cover them. This year I have new amaryllis
growing in the area. In one are where I tossed some excess mushroom
compost, none sprouted. The new plants resemble droopy grass with two
I'm in sunset zone 15, USDA hardiness zone 9b.
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