Ammocharis problems

Floral Architecture
Sat, 27 May 2006 16:37:01 PDT
I have a HUGE Ammocharis bulb that I recently got but it will not grow. It puts out a few leaves and then goes dormant again. It should be nice and green right now but it is not. The bulb was planted above ground (grown by a succulent nursery for caudiform people). I have thought about putting it into a large deep pot to see if that would help but I haven't done that yet. I am afraid it would get too much water here over the winter. 
  But, I just thought there are several at the Huntington in the ground that are doing just fine and they get the same amount of rains I get at the beach, maybe more. Even with all the rains this winter, I was relatively dry at the beach and actually I had to do a lot of watering in more protected areas (clivia areas under the palms). 
  Does anyone have experience with large old Ammocharis that might be able to shed some light on what I am doing wrong?? 

John Ingram in L.A., CA. "Your Clivia Connection"
310.709.1613 (cell, west coast time, please call accordingly. Thank you)

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