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'Naked Ladies' question

Posted by purnima z9CA (My Page) on
Tue, May 24, 11 at 14:52

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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RE: 'Naked Ladies' question

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.

RE: 'Naked Ladies' question

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

RE: 'Naked Ladies' question

Thanks for your advice.

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