Hello all, The climate here is not particularly cold and it only rarely drops a degree or so below freezing in winter but we do suffer from low light-levels and prolonged damp conditions. I have noticed with winter-growing amaryllids that there is a distinct mid-winter pause in growth - probably induced by insufficient light - for approx 6 weeks spanning the solstice. Rather than attempting to artificially increase light-levels I treat the plants as near-dormant at this time by withholding moisture almost completely and allowing the pots to dry out. This greatly reduces excessive air-humidity, condensation and the danger of root-rots. The plants appear to suffer no ill-effects and soon pick up speed again during late January as day-length and light-levels begin to increase and normal watering is resumed. I agree that we should take a tip from orchid-growers who go to great lengths to reduce air-humidity in winter and ventilate whenever possible. Air circulation is much more important than trying to achieve high temperatures in winter and it should be remembered that warm air supports relatively high humidity. All this condenses out as excess water as night temperatures fall. Generally, I have found that winter-growers demand much less water than summer-growers and it is beneficial to allow them to dry out briefly between waterings. Go and buy a smaller watering-can and fill it less often. Regards. Den Wilson Isle of Wight UK. Zone 8 (maritime) almost frost-free.