Hippeastrum parodii

dkramb dkramb@badbear.com
Wed, 04 May 2016 16:00:58 PDT
I don't know if it's coincidence or not, but my sole surviving bulb of 
H. parodii seemed to stay dormant forever.  It has been growing on my 
living room windowsill for 2-3 years now.  The last time it was in 
active growth was like 8 or 9 months ago.

Giving it water didn't seem to wake it up.  I wondered if the constant 
temperature of my house was a problem.  So about 10 days ago I set it on 
my enclosed back patio so it could experience some temperature swings 
from about 45 deg F to 75 deg F.  And today I noticed there is a new 
green leaf about half an inch high.

I'm growing 2 children whose ancestry are half H. parodii.  They're also 
on the livingroom windowsill, and they emerged from dormancy on their 
own about a month ago.   So maybe if I had just waited a little longer 
H. parodii would have done the same.

I'm just happy it's alive! <3

Dennis in Cincinnati

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