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We have a number of Amaryllis in pots, but because of where we live (subtropical St.Helena), the normal seasonal advice doesn't apply. My question is, though, can I be overwatering? I have resorted to making the soil just damp on the surface while there are no leaves. Do you think this is the right approach?



Do you mean while they're dormant? I keep mine dry until it's time to start them back into growth again, then water sparingly....I add feed once they've got going, and keep the watering up while they've still got leaves.

I hope that helps.

6 Oct, 2010


Yes, they have just lost their leaves, and I was wondering whether I should stop watering - seems like you think I should.

And thanks for a very prompt response.

6 Oct, 2010


You're welcome. :-)

6 Oct, 2010


Welcome to GOY....I've just looked at your profile "about me" and noted you are living in St. Helena...apparently a place that doesn't exist! lol I believe it is a beautiful island and it would be great if you get around to doing a blog with photos so we can all drool over your subtropical island.

Good advice re your amaryllis....I have one too but it didn't produce much bloom this year (had 3 blooms last year) and I think I may have watered it when it was dormant. I'll leave it alone now and hope it flourishes next year.

6 Oct, 2010

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