Amaryllis belladonna in tropical climate

Lee Poulsen
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:09:32 PDT
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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