UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

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Amaryllis or is it Hippeastrum?

Tip description

The showy red Amaryllis (more correctly called Hippeastrum) is a great bulb for growing indoors if you can’t wait for your outdoor bulbs to bloom in spring. Choose a pot just slightly larger than the bulb. Plant it in loose potting soil with a third of the bulb sticking up above the soil surface. Keep moist, but not so wet as to rot the bulb. The University of Minnesota Extension has information on general care and how to control blooming.


Photos: UC Solano Master Gardeners, Growing Amaryllis or is it Hippeastrum?")

Months applicable
  • January
  • December
Category
  • 2. What to plant

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