Preparing for the Year-End SeasonFriday, August 06, 2010
I have just dug up my Amaryliss bulbs to kick-off the 'forcing the bulb to bloom process' since they have not shown any new flower stalks for more than a year (Ha Xuan, thanks again for the details of the process!).
I am now drying the bulbs by hanging them upside down (like the pic below), for a week, before wrapping them with newspapers to be stored in the fridge about 8 weeks. Then, I would let the roots soak in some water for a day, afterwhich hopefully the flower stalks will show up in 5 to 6 weeks!
So if everything goes well, I would see their blooms in December :-D
Hmm... I wonder if I could do the same for my calla lilies. They have not shown any new blooms since I bought them two months ago. Some of their foliage have been scorched by the surprisingly super hot sunlight two days ago. Otherwise they were green and nice under the morning sun with light shade in the afternoon. Now I have just moved them away from the sun as I am afraid that the hot spell will come back.
Has anyone tried to freeze/force calla bulbs to bloom before? I appreciate some advice from you :-)
Would really love to see my callas bloom again. Their gorgeous flowers could last for at least a week!