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Hippeastrum sp.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Hippeastrum sp.

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Hippeastrum sp. Plant Information

Scientific Name: Hippeastrum sp.
Common Name: amaryllis
Family: Liliaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, rotational color, bulbs
Plant Form: upright, curved
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 2 - 3 feet
Foliage: bulbous base with strap-like leaves
Flower: umbel of white, pink, or red flowers on a hollow stalk
Bloom Period: Winter - Spring
Sun: medium exposure
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: moist soil
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
Maintenance: plant bulb so that half is exposed above the media

pots should be close to the size of the bulb

keep evenly moist until after flowering

to repeat flowering:  reduce watering in Sept until the foliage dies, allow to rest until January

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