'Naked Ladies' question

purnima(z9CA)May 24, 2011

The leaves are yellowing. I know that the leaves all die out and the bloom shows up in August. I wanted to know whether it needs to be constantly watered. I live in the bay area.


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rain1950(W. WA z8)

Almost all the plants in this family have an large basal bulb meaning they are tolerant of drought. Water when the top 3 - 4" of soil gets dry; don't soak, just keep the soil moist.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 3:25PM
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I have them here and they get no summer water, from me or from rain, and do just fine. Amaryllis belladonna are a plant that thrives on neglect and will send up the flower stem in August right through the weeds. Al

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 10:04AM
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Thanks for your advice.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 3:25PM
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