Douglas Westfall
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:15:33 PDT

On Oct 25, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm really curious about Doug Westfall's recent post about the status
> of his Veltheimia
> .
> How do you treat yours Doug?
> Mary Sue,
There is a mixture of "results." Some arde in full sun, and some are  
in "full sun." Rain has been sparse here on the "coast". This has been  
the worst/strangest weather that I can remember, If I see a little  
green starting from the top of the bulb, I start to water very  
"gingerly".  When the leaves are about 1 inch to an inch and a half,  
the flower spike begins t appear and I give them a little more water.  
Actually, I have been "ignoring" them for about a year and moving my  
attention to the hippeastrums. Having acquired a couple of "new"  
Velts", my interest is "reviving" My variegated, wavy leaf, Yellow  
flower one has NEVER gone dormant . I need to divide it soon.
Down at the UCI ARB, (closer to the ocean), They hav a few blooming  
now and for the past month.

I don't think this has helped answer the question, but I can say that  
weather and climate seem to have a significant affect on them.

For what it is worth,


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