Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 05:48:17 PDT
Indeed, in my greenhouse as well.  The Haemanthus humilis humilis are 
starting to bloom right now, while H. montanus has seeds almost ripe and 
foliage about half its ultimate size.  One H. carneus is blooming now, but 
it will probably not leaf out for another month or so.

H. humilis hirsutus seems to be much more erratic in habit.  One, the 
largest, bloomed when the montanus bloomed a few weeks ago.  Another is 
just now starting to bloom.  They did not bloom on this same schedule last 

Jim Shields

At 08:57 AM 6/29/2010 +0200, you wrote:

>To get back to the culture of the 'summer-growing' Haemanthus (humilis, 
>carneus and montanus): they normally stay dormant from midwinter to 
>midsummer, rather odd. Leaves start to appear only in late December or 
>January in the southern hemisphere, despite the summer rains starting 3-4 
>months earlier.
>Rhoda McMaster
>Napier, S.A.

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