Hymenocallis caribaea. Was Re: Hymenocallis caraibese

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:38:11 PDT
Hi Carol and all,

We are assuming that the plant to which you refer is  Hymenocallis caribaea 
Herb.   This species is, as its name implies, from the Caribbean area.  It 
is a tropical and subtropical plant.  It does not take kindly to 
temperatures that are as low as 50°F for long.

I would not let it go dormant, nor would I subject it to chilling.  While 
it may survive chilling, it is also likely to rot when chilled.  It should 
remain evergreen and retain leaves all year.

Good luck!

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 10:22 PM 6/14/2005 +0200, you wrote:
>At 18:03 13-06-2005, Kevin D. Preuss wrote:
> >Ideally it would grow year round. And it does offset fromthe basal
> >plate...big offsets.
> >Do not treat the same as Hippeastrum or amaryllis.
> >Kevin D. Preuss
> >http://www.amaryllis-plus.com/
> >
>But will it flower without having a dormant period? Mine was dry when I 
>got it around February and flowered in April or May.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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