Effects of Growing Media and Irrigation Interval on Growth of Amaryllis (Amaryllis Belladonna)

Nadia Bostan, Muhammad Sajid, Fazal wahid, Fazal Rabi, Sufyan Qureshi, Waqas Ahmad, Shawana Ahmad, Saleha Tawab


Four combinations of various growing media i.e. garden soil, canal silt, farm yard manure,  mushroom compost,  leaf mold and  poultry manure and four irrigation intervals (i.e. 5, 10, 15 and 20 days) were  trailed to investigate their effects on growth and flowers production of Amaryllis belladonna, at Horticulture Nursery of University of Agriculture, Peshawar during 2012.Growing medium composed of garden soil, canal silt, and mushroom compost resulted in early emergence (18.66 days), maximum leaf length (47.87cm), leaf width (2.44 cm), number of leaves (13.55). Maximum leaf length (48.16cm), leaf width (2.36 cm), number of leaves per plant (13.55), was noted at irrigation interval of 10 days. Since Mushroom compost growing media and 10 days irrigation interval interaction showed significant result among most of the parameters observed hence for better growth growing media garden soil + canal silt + mushroom compost with 10 days irrigation interval is recommended.

Keywords: Emergence, leaf length & width,

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