Rainlilies which like it wet

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:43:15 PST
I find it interesting that the Rainlilies which like moisture, like 
Zephyranthes atamasco, I hav managed to kill off most seedlings with 
kindness as to moisture levels.  I now grow mine like the restof them 
and so far all is good.

Now I see that the Habranthus correntinus (thank you Angelo) also likes 
moisture.  I didn't notice that noteto myself until now.  So it got 
planted into pumice the same as the others, and now, looking healthy and 
happy, it is getting the first bud.

 From this I suspect that the notice about moisture is more aimed at 
growers in very dry climates.  The Auckland climate must have enough 
rain to keep these "fussy" ones happy.

The reverse side of this is that Stagonospora is a problem. I have not 
yet found a suitable fungicide. Was sold one yesterday but I see it is 
aimed at powdery mildew and black spot, whatever that is.  As it cost 
$80for a bottle, have emailed the manufacturer for information.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

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