Steve, I tried to keep mine a little damp and it threatened to disolve. I note it could be kept through some (actively growing) months a little more moist but in the end I treat it like my other hippeastrums now and that works as well. I think I had my seedlings in loam. You'd need to adapt this for your climate but I think if you treat them as per your other hippies, they will be OK. David. Subtropical Australia.