This amaryllis bulb practically grows on its own. All it needs is light, warmth and water. Within 3 to 6 weeks, the first flowers will appear. Enjoy it until the end of the springtime.
|Latin name:||Hippeastrum 'Rosy Star'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||40 - 50 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||26 - 28 cm|
Hippeastrum is quite an easy bulb to grow indoors. Plant in a sturdy pot filled with fresh potting compost. Cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of potsherds or hydro granules. Approximately one third of the bulb should protrude above the soil. Water well, avoid watering on the bulb. Stand in a light, warm spot. Every few days turn the pot so that the plant gets equal amount of daylight.
What do I need?
• Watering can
• Plant food
How do I care for the Amaryllis?
In the beginning, the flower bulb only needs a little water. Once the Amaryllis blooms, you can water it more. From then on, you should also add plant food to the water regularly. During bloom, the Hippeastrum will remain in good condition for longer in a cooler place! Once the flowering period is over (end of spring), cut off the flower stem entirely.
Maintaining the Amaryllis
Keep giving the Hippeastrum water and food after the flowering period. This allows the plant to store food inside the bulb. You can stop doing this in September, after which the leaves will die off. Store the flower bulb in a cool, dry place so the Amaryllis can be planted again in December.
Keeping Hippeastrum over the winter
Continue to water and feed your Hippeastrum even after the flowering period so that the bulbs can store sufficient food. Stop watering in September as round about this time the leaves start to die. Keep the bulbs in a cool, dark place and repot in December to encourage growth once again.
Hippeastrum has beautiful shaped flowers in lovely colours. The overall picture makes this flower a feast for the eyes. They will be very much admired in a vase or in bouquets and flower arrangements.
Hippeastrum is still well-known by its old name, amaryllis. The genus Hippeastrum originates from South America and belongs to the family of Amayllidaceae (or Liliaceae). Amaryllis is the ancient name of this plant accidentally by Linnaeus is given. Amaryllis is however used for the related species originally from South Africa, while the genus classified in botany as Hippeastrum.