Hippeastrum - Amaryllis

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Hippeastrum - Amaryllis

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Amaryllis produces spectacular flowers on tall stalks during the winter and summer. Actively growing plants need full sun when growing indoors. When outdoors in summer provide partial shade. Water actively growing plants when the soil surface becomes dry and use a house plant fertilizer according to label directions. Ideal temperatures are 70 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night. Plant in a pot two inches larger than the bulb. Put only the bottom 1/2 to 2/3 of the bulb in the soil. Water sparingly until the plant is rooted, then water normally. Keep the bulb in low light until growth starts, then gradually provide normal light. Well grown plants bloom outdoors during the summer.

The easiest propagation method is separating the bulblets during repotting.

Red discoloration on amaryllis can be caused by any injury to the plant and does not always indicate a disease problem.

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