getting hippeastrum papilio to bloom

Dell Sherk
Tue, 15 May 2007 14:47:31 PDT
My experience with H. papilio is roughly the same as Angelo's. It is
essentially evergreen. It goes outside in the summer and when the weather
gets hot and dry enough, it loses its leaves and grows new ones back very
soon thereafter. In autumn/winter it is in full leaf indoors in a bright
window and it blooms in spring. Mine offsets fairly quickly and blooming is
very much reduced when it gets too crowded in its pot.

Dell Sherk, SE Pennsylvania, Zone 6/7

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Angelo Porcelli
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] getting hippeastrum papilio to bloom

I do grow Hippeastrum papilio outdoor in my area and it blooms every year, 
but it is partially dormant in summer instead, very similar to H.aulicum. In

mid summer the foliage deteriorates, even because I water them now and then,

but soon a new flush of leaves replaces the yellowing ones.

Angelo Porcelli
Apulia - South of Italy 

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