Amaryllis belladonna in tropical climate

Lee Poulsen
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 20:49:58 PDT
Just one comment from when I did a little climate exploring around the world: It turns out that on the west-facing slope of Haleakala on the island of Maui in Hawaii, from about 700 meters (2300 ft) to 1200 meters (4000 ft) in altitude, the climate is distinctly mediterranean (cooler and rainy in the winter and warmer but dry with little to no rain in the summer), and I’ve seen mediterranean-climate plants growing there such as wine grapes, Protea bushes (just Googled and found 5 Protea farms there, all in the upland/upcountry area surrounding Kula), olive trees and lavender. I suspect A. belladonna would grow there without much trouble. There may be similar climates in other higher elevation tropical areas of the world (such as maybe Peru?).

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

>  I'd stick with
> tropical geophytes, unless you have a cool greenhouse or live at high
> elevation.
> Nhu
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 12:16 AM Rex Recio <> wrote:
>> Hello everyone. This is my first post here.
>> Is there anyone of you with experience in growing Amaryllis belladonna in a
>> tropical climate? I would appreciate some tips.

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