It has now been 2 weeks since the scales were first taken, washed and placed into a container. So far not a lot of growth is showing. The scales are still nice and plump and white. The spots where they were taken from the bulbs are browning a little but I think this is just a callous forming and some healing of the scale to a degree. On 2 of the scales that were cut shorter in height there are the smallest of bumps forming at the top edge. For some reason I thought the first bit of growth would be closer to the base of the scale. The bumps are very small and white. This is the first growth soon to form little bulbs. So there is not really a lot to continue to say at this stage.
If you would like to see how I started this project you can read the first blog post on Lily Scale Propagation.
I will be back to this with a bit more information in about 2 weeks from now. Hopefully there is enough growth showing to get a good photograph to share.
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