Lycoris: Withholding Ain't My Thing

David Maxwell
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 09:44:26 PDT
Hi All...particularly those into Lycoris,

given my Zone (Sacramento 9/10), someone please tell me when I should start
withholding water from my potted Lycoris in order to get them onto their
dormancy/blooming cycle.

I've had my Lycoris for years 'n' years and they've never bloomed for me.
They've offset and multiplied...but never bloomed.

Withholding water is really hard for me to do...I'm a compulsive I suspect I keep watering 'em right through what should
otherwise be their dormancy cycle.

Last month I went on vacation for 2 weeks, during which time all my potted
bulbs went without water.

I came home and resumed my watering regine, which triggered the blooming
cycle of what I found out were beautiful Habranthus robustus I'd been
growing from seeds.  So basically in order for me to withhold water,
it required me to be 3,000 miles away in New York City.

So it was a case of beauty from dumb luck.

I'm aspiring to MORE beauty...and LESS dumb luck.

Any advice would be appreciated.


Sacramento, CA

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