Don’s Expert Answers: South facing verandah

Question From:
Colleen in Cumberland reach, Windsor New South Wales

Nature of problem:
South facing verandah

Type of Plant (if known):
Hipiastrum

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Plant not sick

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Potting mix

How often do you water the plant:
Not often

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Morning sun to about 10 then afternoon sun about 4

How long since you planted it:
3 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
No never

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
Out doors north facing

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
Pot

What other treatments have you given the plant:
None

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Other Comments:

Answer:
Hi Colleen, hippeastrums need full sun to flower well, so move it to a sunnier position. Replace it with a Clivea on the south facing verandah. Cliveas come in orange, cream and reddish flowering varieties and love partial shade. Don

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