Hymenocallis Question

Dylan Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:42:44 PST

Your plan of attack sounds good. I would suggest potting it up
initially in a smaller container (as small as it will fit into
snugly), water once and then keep dry until it starts growing in early
summer. When it gets going, shift to 1gal pot. My plants still have
some  green leaves, even after temps in the mid 20s (!) and I keep
them dry in winter regardless. They have not bloomed for several years
and they probably need larger pots (now in 6") and consistently more
moisture while growing. Generous feeding is a good idea, as with all
the larger Hymenocallis species.

With the mix I would emphasize sand above the other elements, and
maybe leave off the gravel.


On 2/13/07, Norman Rose <rosesrus@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>   Hi All,
> I will be getting a Hymenocallis maximillini bulb in a
> few days. I have looked through the archives and
> searched the web to learn what this plant likes. Here
> is what I have concluded. Needs rich well drained
> soil. Keep soil moist.  It needs a dry dormant period
> in the winter. The soil mix I will be using is compost
> (fir bark) sand, pumice,perlite and pea gravel. Does
> this soil mix sound good. Also, I wanted to put this
> in a 1 gallon black plastic pot. Does this bulb like
> to be crowded? Is 1 inch deep OK for this? I live in
> San Jose California. I know this variety comes from
> Mexico and gets more humidity there than we get here
> on the west coast. Any suggestions to my growing notes
> would be appreciated.
> thanks again
> Norman Rose
> San Jose California Zone 9
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