Watering dormant Amaryllidaceae

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:02:36 PDT
Ken, here in Auckland, New Zealand (equivalent to Zone 10a), I grow my 
Haemanthus in the garden.  We get rain most of the year round. They are 
happy, they flower, they multiply, so keeping them dry does not seem 
such a good deal to me.

In fact they are where, during dry periods I water, as I also have 
Azaleas in that garden.

Ina Crossley
Auckland, New Zealand

On 13/06/2015 8:45 a.m., Steve Marak wrote:
> I realize this is a broad question. Since Amaryllidaceae keep their 
> roots when dormant should they be occasionally lightly watered to keep 
> the roots alive. Say once a month. To narrow down the species in 
> question I am looking at the African species: Haemanthus, Ammocharis 
> and Brunsvigia. A follow up question should their dormancy be cool 
> dry, my basement for example, or warm dry greenhouse.
> Ken P
> Old Bridge, NJ
> Zone 6b 

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