Amaryllis belladonna in tropical climate

Rex Recio
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:59:43 PDT
Thanks Lee, Michael, Bill and Nhu. I appreciate the tips and ideas.


On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:08 PM Lee Poulsen <> wrote:

> Just found a climate graph on the US Climate Data website of Kula, Hawaii
> showing it’s average monthly rainfall and average monthly high and low
> temperatures. It’s actually even more pleasant of a climate than I
> remembered it. It reminds me of the San Francisco Bay Area climate. (Hope I
> do this attachment thing correctly.)
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
> > On Aug 27, 2018, at 8:49 PM, Lee Poulsen <> wrote:
> >
> > 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?).
> >
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