Minimum temp for Nerine

J.E. Shields
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 05:26:21 PDT
Max, Mike, and all,

The area in South Africa where Nerine sarniensis occurs in the wild gets 
very dry and very hot in summer.  It is semi-desert.  They should be able 
to take some heat when dry.  They get their bit of rainfall in 
winter.  Sound's like the California coast to me.

Now I don't know what the hybrids have come to need in the way of growing 
conditions.  I would guess that they can mostly still tolerate conditions 
approaching those of the wild habitat.

By and large, we would be best advised to follow Nikko's advice as far as 
possible where we are.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

At 12:20 AM 9/2/2010 -0700, you wrote:
>Max wrote:
> >> I moved them to a hotter and drier spot, which may have been a mistake...
>We'll see how they respond
>I'll be interested to hear how they do.  Seems to me the temperatures ought
>to be about ideal for N. sarniensis in Oakland...
>San Jose, CA
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