A Question for Haemanthus Experts

Paul LICHT plicht@berkeley.edu
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:12:21 PDT
I do not agree completely.  I have two planted outsde in shade; a very
large and a medium one. Here in Berkeley and on SF penisula, the H. humilus
giant form is dormant in summer and is now just beginning to sprout new
leaves.  Leaves really get enormous by spring.

Paul

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 8:58 AM, Nhu Nguyen <xerantheum@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Eugene and Victoria,
>
> The giant form of Haemanthus humilis is truly impressive! It's not too
> difficult to grow. In general, Haemanthus humilis are summer growers and do
> go dormant in winter. I would allow the plant to dry out in winter (I've
> kept mine near bone dry), then resume watering in spring.
>
> Nhu
>
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:02 AM, Eugene Zielinski <eez55@earthlink.net>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > >>I have a very small Haemanthus Humilis Giant Form that\'s not doing
> very
> > well.
> > >>I bought about 5 months ago and it was very perky and looking good. The
> > seller recommended repotting it because the roots were so large it was
> > about to break it\'s plastic pot. I repotted to the next size up and it
> was
> > doing well for a while and now that we\'ve hit winter in Melbourne,
> > Australia, it\'s started to spot, split on the leaves and droop overall.
> > >>It\'s always been kept inside in an average temp room, bright light and
> > no drafts or direct sun. I water occasionally, not letting the soil
> > completely dry out. I\'ve never changed it\'s position or how I care for
> it.
> >
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