aztec lily/sprekelia- how to recharge a bloom in zone 5?

cheerpeopleMay 28, 2006

When I got these from CA I put them outside for summer- and stored in the basement for winter and happily bloomed as a houseplant the next spring. Afterwards, when the weather was warm I put them outside for the summer and fall and again stored in the basement for winter.

Sadly they only had foliage and no blooms this spring. I'm wondering what conditions I need to change to bring them into bloom?

I have heard from 2 other gardeners-- even in warmer climates than my own that they had similar results. Bloomed once then foliage.

Surely there must be some way to ge them to bloom here. Anyone had success with these in a colder climate than zone 9- 10 CA? Any tricks I should try?

I really loved the blooms. But if I can't get them I might as well trade them out.

THX Karen

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

To rebloom they need a period of dormancy, which, they being from Mexico--is induced by drought. Let them go really dry and when the foliage dies completely start watering again. Flower should appear then.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 5:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is this weed some sort of lily?
No idea what this is, except that it is a weed, and...
Help my Peace Lily? I think it might be dead....
It looks like this. Pretty unpromising. I think I watered...
What the heck happened to my hybrid lilies
I brought this pot of lilies at home depot and it was...
Take that voles/mice !
My lilies were looking beautiful & increasing for...
Need help with Lilies of the Valley
Hello, I purchased a package of lilies of the valley...
Deb Capecci
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™