Haemanthus growth trigger

Stephen Putman putman@pobox.upenn.edu
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:50:16 PDT
I'm trying to learn about Haemanthus.  I've had reasonable success with the summer growing and the evergreen species, but less satisfactory results with winter growing.

What is the trigger for new growth in these winter growing species in autumn?  Is it temperature?  This would mean to wait for an appropriate temperature and then water.  If the trigger is water, then the issue would be at what temperatures would a moist medium be beneficial, and when fatal?

Any other bits of knowledge about this topic would be gladly received by me, and possibly others who are not yet expert in the growing of these most interesting plants.


Stephen Putman in central Delaware about a mile from the Delaware Bay, in the middle of the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Management Area.  No potted plants in bloom, but a nice show in the garden.

More information about the pbs mailing list