When to water Calostemma

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:41:58 PDT
In Los Angeles (Pasadena area) there is a planting of C. purpureum that has
been in place for 20-30 years. These plants grow well with regular summer
watering and of course winter rains (about 17" season average). They are in
mostly sun with some midday shade, in garden loam in a shallow basin that
probably directs extra water to the roots. They are evergreen and
appreciate year round watering. Right now they are in leaf and full bloom--
with 200+ scapes it is quite a sight.

I have some seedlings from these plants in sandy pumice mix and it may be
too well-drained. Like crinums and certain other bulbs they seem to prefer
a fine-textured soil.




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