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How to grow and care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Written by Maggie

Mar 31 2021

How to grow and care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

The flowers of Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) are charming and gorgeous. When blooming, they will be accompanied by the fragrance of flowers refreshing the heart and refreshing the heart. They have high ornamental value and are very attractive. As a kind of ornamental plant, Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) is more strictly required by nature for its beauty. However, many people tend to maintain it improperly, resulting in the loss of its "charm". Let's learn grow Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) care together.

How to grow an Amaryllis

When you're ready to start growing your amaryllis, you just need to keep the following things in mind:

Make sure you find a sunny, warm, indoor home for your plant.

Water your Amaryllis on a regular weekly basis. The soil should remain moist.

Turn the pot occasionally, to ensure that the stem stays straight, rather than falling over as it grows.

Look for a bloom after 6-8 weeks.

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) care

How to care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Soil care for growing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) requires loose, fertile soil, good drainage, and a pH value between 5.5 and 6.5. When we grow and care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum), usually the basin soil can choose to corrode the fertilizer soil, leaf rot soil, sand soil mix preparation. The better the soil quality, the more vigorous the growth of Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) and the more showy the flowers.

Water care for growing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

The growing soil of Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) requires relatively moist soil, and how it is watered is important. Watering to adhere to dry see wet, watering will be watered thoroughly, but avoid too much water. When we grow and care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum), usually indoor humidity standards, watering once a week. If the room is dry, often spray to increase humidity.

Sunlight care for growing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) likes to grow in the sun, can be appropriate direct sunlight, 2-3 hours a day, can not be too long. Summer noon or strong sunny weather, as far as possible to move the plant to indoor light bright, ventilated better, without strong light direct window edge.

Temperature care for growing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) is warm and not cold tolerant. When we grow and care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) in summer, avoiding heat, keeping the temperature at 18-22℃ is appropriate. Dormancy in winter has low environmental requirements. If the temperature is above 5℃, it can safely pass the winter and be moved to indoor maintenance.

Fertilization care for growing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

The growth of Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) requires sufficient nutrients, especially timely topdressing during the growing period. General 15 days a decayed cake fertilizer, promotes flowering. When we grow and care for Amaryllis (Hippeastrum), apply less fertilizer after flowering, every 20 days, to encourage bulbous growth.

After-bloom care

After-Flowering. After the amaryllis has stopped flowering, it can be made to Flower again.  Cut the old flowers from the stem after flowering, and when the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb.

Leaf Growth and Development. Continue to water and fertilize as normal all summer, or for at least 5-6 months, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When the leaves begin to yellow, which normally occurs in the early fall, cut the leaves back to about 2 inches from the top of the bulb and remove the bulb from the soil.

Bulb Storage. Clean the bulb and place it in a cool (40-50 deg. F), dark places such as the crisper of your refrigerator for a minimum of 6 weeks. Caution: Do not store amaryllis bulbs in a refrigerator that contains apples, this will sterilize the bulbs. Store the bulbs for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Plant Again. After 6 weeks you may remove bulbs whenever you would like to plant them. Plant bulbs 8 weeks before you would like them to bloom.

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) care