Hippeastrum glaucescens

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:13:04 PDT
> My understanding is that it comes from
> fairly arid caatinga habitat, and some
> photos show it growing beside cactuses.
> Should I give it a lean, mostly inorganic
> mix like I use for pachypodiums and
> other succulents?

I haven't grown this Hip but caatinga soil is pretty much pure sand with a little bit of
decayed organic matter in the top inch or so. Rain falls in the summer and it is warm
all year - shorts weather in the daytime. And be sure the Hip grows in the soil and not
on something else like a columnar cactus or a rockpile.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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