Hymenocallis Question

Diana Chapman rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 14:09:15 PST
Hi Norman:

A one gallon pot isn't big enough.  You could plant it in a two gallon, but
a five gallon would be better.  I use a mix that is high in organic
material, keeping it moist to wet while growing, and keeping it slightly
moist in winter when it is dormant.  It doesn't need to go dry.  They love
heat, so as much warmth as possible.  It will slowly offset and produce a
nice clump in time.  Plant it with the neck of the bulb exposed, bulb just
beneath the surface.  Fertilize regularly while in growth.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Norman Rose" <rosesrus@sbcglobal.net>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:59 PM
Subject: [pbs] Hymenocallis Question

>   Hi All,
> I will be getting a Hymenocallis maximillini bulb in a
> few days. I have looked through the archives and
> searched the web to learn what this plant likes. Here
> is what I have concluded. Needs rich well drained
> soil. Keep soil moist.  It needs a dry dormant period
> in the winter. The soil mix I will be using is compost
> (fir bark) sand, pumice,perlite and pea gravel. Does
> this soil mix sound good. Also, I wanted to put this
> in a 1 gallon black plastic pot. Does this bulb like
> to be crowded? Is 1 inch deep OK for this? I live in
> San Jose California. I know this variety comes from
> Mexico and gets more humidity there than we get here
> on the west coast. Any suggestions to my growing notes
> would be appreciated.
> thanks again
> Norman Rose
> San Jose California Zone 9
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