Hippeastrum hybrids

Common names:  Amaryllis

Light needs:  Medium light, increase slightly when flowering.

Best temperatures:  Warm.  70F (21C) days and 60F (16C) nights.

Water and humidity needs:  Keep soil moist once plant begins to grow.

Growing guidelines:  Set bulb in well-drained, all-purpose soil.  Have the bulb stick out about a quarter above the soil.  Fertilize once a month while plant is growing.

Common problems:  If there are leaves and no flowers, the pot may be too large.

Propagation:  Remove and repot offsets.

Comments:  Easy to bring into a large bloom.  Great for winter-time color.  Flowers last longer if plant is kept a little cool.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes


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