Hi all! I have H. "Luna Moth" and H "Dr Moy" in a gigantic pot on my balcony. The soil is still cool as I am facing north and we've also had that cool spring. I put my fingers down to feel the rhizomes and they mostly feel lovely-- very hard, and seem anchored well in the soil. I only felt a bit of slime around one of the spots where foliage was last season, and when I wiped it it came off leaving a harder scarred area. Also a few sections have gone a bit soft but they are surrounded by clear, hard rhizome. I accidentally broke one while trying to check it-- the inside is white and hard. So I am assuming they are doing OK-ish. Neither these or my gloriosa lilies have shown any signs of wanting to wake up. I am guessing this is because the ambient soil temps are too cool. Any ideas as to when/what temps the soil will be warm enough to wake them up? It's my first year with them, and I don't know what to expect.
Also, since there seems to be a bit of slime and whatnot happening in some sections, should I lift them or just leave them alone? When i accidentally broke off one part, I found what looks like a pointed shoot from a lower rhizome below it, maybe 7 inches below the soil line. it's either the end of a rhizome or a shoot, I am not sure which one. it was hard and I left it alone. No signs of leaves.
I am hesitant to mess with them too much as I have already accidentally broken one and the pot has other residents who *are* awake and are trying to get a go on the season.