So I’m looking at our Hippeastrum which I’ve grown now for about 6-7 years and I always stop watering and dry it out from around August for a few months, which knocks the leaves back eventually - they take a surprisingly long time to die back. It’s October and I haven’t watered for 6 weeks and the leaves are still green.
This got me to thinking. What happens if Hippeastrum don’t have this spell of drying out? We call it a rest but it feels more like torture, the Hippeastrum doesn’t look like it would die back naturally like outdoor bulbs.
I need to look more into its natural growing area in the wild.
I wondered if anyone has ever just kept watering them year round? Obviously not soaking them to rot them, but ensuring they never fully dry out enough to kill the leaves.