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General Discussion / Re: Haemanthus Deformis
November 25, 2023, 02:30:24 PM
Quote from: Robin Jangle on November 20, 2023, 12:40:02 AMThe habitat is formally known as Scarp Forest. It is a tall (15-25m), species-rich and structurally, multilayered forest with well-developed canopy and understorey tree layers but for the most part a poorly developed herb layer.

The geology is mostly sandstone and soil are shallow, leached and nutrient poor.

The bulk of the rainfall is from October to March but there is still precipitation during the winter months. The average rainfall in summer is around 120mm per month whereas in winter it is around 30mm per month.

The daily maximum temperature throughout the year is about 27°C and the daily minimum temperature during summer is around 20°C but in winter it is around 12°C.
I really appreciated the specific information about their habitat.
I am in Japan. The annual precipitation is about four times higher than in South Africa.
It is of great interest to me to imagine their habitat through the plants in front of me.
I will use it in my cultivation. Thank you very much.
General Discussion / Re: Haemanthus Deformis
November 25, 2023, 05:47:34 AM
Mr. Robin,Thank you for answering the beginner's questions.
I was very worried because it seemed to have stopped growing. Since the room temperature was high, I mistakenly thought that it had dried out and gone dormant. But I understand that leaves will grow in spring. Probably around March. Wait for spring.
In what month do the old leaves of Deformis start to wither? Does this happen at the exact same time as new leaves grow?
General Discussion / Re: Haemanthus Deformis
November 23, 2023, 09:41:43 AM
Thank you everyone for your valuable opinions.

When is the season when Deformis leaves grow the most?
I hear it's spring or early summer. I heard that it doesn't grow much in winter. Really?

After thinking about it, I decided that it would be better to take it outside and expose it to the natural breeze until the temperature drops to 5 degrees. What do you all think about my idea?
General Discussion / Re: Haemanthus Deformis
November 19, 2023, 06:18:31 AM
Thank you very much for the post!!!
Again, please understand that my English is not good.

I was confused.
When I searched online, I found that some people say that Haemanthus prefers bright light, while others say that they prefer shade. It is also said that it prefers dry conditions. There is also a theory that it lives in damp rocky areas and prefers humidity.

So I found this forum.
I decided to ask people who actually own one about their experiences.
Of course, we understand that there is no one right answer and that there are many possibilities depending on the caring environment and caring method. At the same time, real-life success stories are encouraging and informative. thank you.

Since we are heading into winter, I placed the pot indoors in a place where there are people. I'm careful about ventilation. The temperature is over 20 degrees. Is it too warm?

Currently, I am sifting soil for succulents and mixing it with pumice and rice husk charcoal.And I got lost.
Need to keep the soil moist while maintaining drainage? Or is it better to let it dry faster?

Even in the case of Deformis,is it better to wait until the inside of the pot is completely dry before watering?Are the roots too dry? Sorry for the elementary question.

Also, is medium-sized pumice stone too hard and not good for root growth?
I was reading everyone's posts and thought it might be better to use fine sand instead of pumice.
I'm starting to think that it might be better to use bark compost or leaf mold, which is more nutritious than rice husk charcoal.

The shape and material of the pot was also helpful.

I think I need to understand more about how it grows in nature. thank you.
Please continue to share your opinions.
General Discussion / Haemanthus Deformis
November 18, 2023, 01:22:29 PM

I would like to know about Haemanthus deformis. Temperature management for the upcoming season (winter), suitable soil, and preferred amount of water. I would like to hear the opinions of those who cultivate them. Please excuse my poor English from Japan. thank you.