Leo A. Martin
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:08:22 PST
Yes, behind the times...

Grown in the ground, do Calostemma tolerate any summer water at all?

I killed my first one by leaving the pot outside in the shade during our
warm summer (104 F / 40C and above for several months.) The next two I
have kept alive by bringing into the house for the summer, but they don't

We don't get a lot of summer rain and some mediterranean-climate plants
don't mind the small amount we do get.

Another problem I have is soil, or lack therof. My "garden soil" is rocks
separated by traces of dust. Excellent drainage!

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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