Amaryllis with terracotta pot

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Amaryllis with terracotta pot

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
Hip Hippeastrum
We have made it easy for you! With this hip combination of a traditional amaryllis bulb (Hippeastrum) with a terracotta pot, you have something beautiful in your home for months. After about 6 weeks, the flower bulb blossoms with 4 to 5 red flowers from each stem. The amaryllis comes complete with terracotta pot (Ø14 cm) and potting soil. Nice as a gift (for yourself)!
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Amaryllis with terracotta pot
Amaryllis with terracotta pot
Amaryllis with terracotta pot
How we measure

We measure the diameter of the bulb. A bigger bulb contains more food for longer flowering and a stronger plant.

Specifications:
Latin name: Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Red
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
Planting+

What do I need?
• Watering can

How do I plant the amarylis bulb in a pot?

This amaryllis bulb is supplied as a 'dry' bulb. That means: without nursery pot or soil.  Plant the Hippeastrum in the flowerpot with the soil supplied.

Cover the bottom of the flowerpot with a layer of potting soil. Fill the flowerpot with potting compost and make sure the amaryllis bulb protrudes about 1/3 above the ground. Lightly press the bulb into the soil and place the bulb in a sunny and warm place. Give a little water immediately, but make sure that the bulb does not get wet.

Care+

What do I need?
• Watering can
• Plant food
• Scissors

How do I take care of the amaryllis bulb?

The amaryllis blossoms easily. Water it a little in the beginning. When the bulb starts to grow, you can give more water with  plant food occasionally. Cut away the faded flowers.
 

Extra+

The name Amaryllis actually came about due to a mistake by Swedish botanist Linnaeus. This was apparently because the buds of the flower resemble horse ears. In 1800, botanist Herbert discovered that the flower bulb did not belong to the Amaryllis species. That is why he came up with the new species name Hippeastrum, which is the name in Greek for “knight’s star”. However, the flower itself is still called Amaryllis. 

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