Haemanthus transplants, was Blooms in Autumn

Carol Jensen jorna@mobilixnet.dk
Fri, 04 Nov 2005 09:16:22 PST
At 06:19 04-11-2005, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>All of the Haemanthus have shown no setbacks. In fact some I purchased this spring have put out their second set of really healthy looking leaves and I'm not at all sure whether I should try to keep them going. When Cameron did his topic of the week on Haemanthus he said the southern rainfall species were more tolerant of moisture during dormancy than the winter rainfall species so I guess I'll give them water every now and then this winter. They look so good I hate to stop watering.
>Mary Sue

It is very much like "amaryllis", which I make dormant by putting under a cardboard box in a cold room for two months, after a week of not watering it.

A friend in Ireland has them in her conservatory and waters them now and then in winter (they are cold) and they bloom in April. Mine are forced and bloom from December to about May.

My daughter puts hers in a cold place with light and doesn't water. She admits that they don't all blossom with that method, but I know that many do, from December (Christmas).

A friend's mother on Greenland put her amaryllis in a dark corner of the living room when it was finished, and put another plant up. The temperature was 21C year round! That amaryllis bloomed for 37 years, after which it gave way to the thousands of sidebulbs living in the same pot. I assume she waters it while it is in the dark corner.

What I mean to say is that there is more than one way to skin a ?


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