To receive the best blooming result, it is important that the bulbs are treated with care. A wrong treatment can lead to bad blooming results. On this page you will find a number of important points, which are a guideline to be able to deliver the best product possible. Preparation An amaryllis needs to be […]
To receive the best blooming result, it is important that the bulbs are treated with care. A wrong treatment can lead to bad blooming results. On this page you will find a number of important points, which are a guideline to be able to deliver the best product possible.
An amaryllis needs to be prepared at around 13°C. The amaryllis market is very diverse and the length of treatment for the dry sale depends on the type and variety. An useful indication for theminimum length of treatment is:
Strive for a relative humidity of 70 or 80 percent during the preparation process.
Nine months is a good culture period for the cultivation of amaryllis from plant ware into bulbs that are ready for sale.
At the digging process enough buds have then reached the so-called G+ stage. This is the minimum amount of buds that is needed to bloom after a good preparation period. A bud length of 20cm, measured from the bulb bottom, is a good indication for the G+ stage.
After the grower has delivered the bulbs, they need to be stored at about 13°C. Although this is only for a short period of time, this phase is not to be neglected. No preparation means no sprouting of the bulbs.
The delivery of non-prepared bulbs to warm destinations can lead to quick sprouting of the bulbs. If this situation may occur the sprouting process will be speeded up by delivering the bulbs non-potted and in a slightly wetted ground. The preparation during the transport period needs to be counted in the treatment length. An early bud-import in the packing needs to be prevented.
Bulbs that are supposed to be rinsed before exportation ought to be rinsed as soon as possible after their delivery. After the rinsing process they need to be dried again. It is sensible to use a lot of ventilation and enough warmth when drying the bulbs again. If the bulbs are dried, then store them again at about 13°C.
The cultivation companies strain every nerve to deliver a healthy and sound product. That is to say to stay ahead of a number of harms such as, narcissus mite, by creating an optimal growth climate. However narcissus mite can survive in casks, processing rooms and cells of buyers. Therefore it is to be recommended to regularly disinfect the processing rooms and casks.
The advise for a good start of the bulbs is to make sure they are kept at a temperature of at least 20°C – 25°C. When the bulbs start sprouting the temperature can be reduced. To make sure the bulbs take good roots, you are supposed to have a bottom or pot temperature of 20°C – 23°C during the first two weeks. A good root taking period stimulates the leaf growth.