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Amaryllis in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hippeastrum

 

Amaryllis

'Amaryllis' is commonly used as a name for cultivars of the Hippeastrum genus, sold mainly as flowering bulbs, particularly in late autumn for flowering at Christmas in the northern hemisphere.These large bulbs are related to Amaryllis, but have been cultivated to grow indoors and bloom in Winter months. The colours and shape of the flowers are more varied than the outdoor Amaryllis. They have strap-like leaves and very large, colourful, trumpet-shaped flowers atop a leafless stem.

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plant Features
  • Amaryllis likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Amaryllis likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Amaryllis is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Amaryllis likes medium

    Medium

 
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plant information

Common name

Amaryllis

Latin name

Hippeastrum

type

Bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Amaryllis likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Amaryllis is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Amaryllis likes medium

    Medium

  • Water

    Amaryllis likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Amaryllis is 0.20meters x 0.50meters 0.20 M 0.50 M

Hippeastrum

'Amaryllis' is commonly used as a name for cultivars of the Hippeastrum genus, sold mainly as flowering bulbs, particularly in late autumn for flowering at Christmas in the northern hemisphere.These large bulbs are related to Amaryllis, but have been cultivated to grow indoors and bloom in Winter months. The colours and shape of the flowers are more varied than the outdoor Amaryllis. They have strap-like leaves and very large, colourful, trumpet-shaped flowers atop a leafless stem.


Planting Season

From Late Autumn TO Mid Spring

Plant bulbs just below the surface in containers indoors, this is so that they are easier to move inside in the winter, place outside in a sunny or partially shaded site after all danger of frost has gone. For indoor plants, plant in late autumn for flowers in time for Christmas

 

Flowering

From Late Autumn TO Late Autumn

If planted in late autumn, flowers will be on show in time for Christmas

 

Propagation

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Remove off sets and replant.

 
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