Hippeastrum also like wet feet

Lysne, Mark (Wyle) LYSNEM@ONR.NAVY.MIL
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 05:04:35 PDT
I have found that hybrid Hippeastrum also like to be grown standing in
water and they grow very well with full sun and warm conditions. I grow
them in flats that are about 2 inches (5 cm) high and fill the flat with
water. I then let the plants wick up the water and refill the flat when
it is dry. They produce lots of pups and bloom very well with this
treatment. I have not tried this treatment with my species Hippeastrum.

Mark Lysne

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> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:40:04 +1000
> From: Ronald Redding <ron_redding@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Griffinia is worth the wait
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> Jacob
> What a wonderful post thanks for sharing it with us. I have three
species of griffinia and struggled to get them to thrive for a couple of
years however > decided to experiment to see what I could do to try and
get them to grow somewhat better. I knew that they liked lots of
moisture and could tolerated   > pretty low light levels so I placed a
pot-base underneath one of the pots that they were planted in and
decided that I would water as soon as the level > in this base dropped
ie the base always contained water and so the medium at the bottom of
the pot was always flooded. This breaks about every rule that > I have
read about potted plants especially potted bulbs however it has worked a
treat, so much so that I get regular flowers and I can see roots
> actually coming out of the holes in the bottom of the pot and
continuing into the water in the pot-base. They love this treatment from
what I have found > and they contiue to grow and thrive and I longer
worry about them. 

> Kind Regards and Best Wishes Ron Redding Hervey Bay Australia

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