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Jason millyJason milly Posts: 546
Does anyone grow or ever grew fireball lily this is my first time, I was wondering when the bulb wakes up as mine are doing nothing at the moment. 

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,952
    I've no idea why your bulb isn't growing right now ; what I do know is that Scadoxus require the brightest possible place , with a constant (min.20 C) at this time of year to induce growth ( in the daytime ) , with a coolish night following .
    A very sunny greenhouse receiving at least 8-hours of sunshine per day would probably be optimal .
    Keep the growing medium moist ; they can withstand long dry spells , but need moisture to grow well .
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,952
    PS     Just out of interest , where did you obtain the bulb from ?
  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 546
    J Parkers I got six bulbs they have been kept in greenhouse so have had plenty of light and heat  
  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 546
    After waiting they have finally woke up and moving fast. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,952
    This heat has probably helped !

    Saw some for sale in our local garden centre the other day ; in full flower but had been imported from Holland ; so ideal growing conditions then .
    The Dutch growers certainly 'know their stuff' ; good luck with yours . ;)
  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 546
    Cheers. 
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