Amaryllis: care after flowering, hippeastrum wintering
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Most of the flowering plants, after their flowering is completed, go into a dormant state. Plants need rest to restore the energy expended on the formation of flowers, and to set flower buds for the next flowering. Bulbous cultures such as amaryllis (hippeastrum) are no exception in this matter.
There is a certain procedure for the introduction of bulbous during the dormant period. From our article you will learn:
- how to prepare amaryllis for a dormant period;
- how to cover overwintering bulbs;
- when to remove the bulbs from the soil for the winter;
- how to store bulbs until planting again.
In our latitudes, the flowering period of amaryllis begins in August-September. After flowering, the leaves of amaryllis naturally dry out. In order for this to happen faster, you need to gradually reduce the frequency of watering. The peduncle must be cut off before the onset of the dormant period. After a dormant period, leaves begin to grow again in amaryllis and hippeastrum, and a flower stalk and buds are laid.
Preparing amaryllis for a dormant period
The dormant period for amaryllis is the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. In hippeastrum, the dormant period begins after the plant has bloomed, because hippeastrum can be driven out at any time of the year, and not only in late summer or early autumn. Early forcing in autumn or late is possible - then hippeastrum blooms in late winter or early spring. Some varieties bloom even in summer.
But whenever your amaryllis or hippeastrum blooms, it needs a rest period. So far, only one evergreen species of hippeastrum is known - Hippeastrum Papilio, for which there is no need for a dormant period. The rest of the amaryllis and hippeastrum varieties should rest. If you planted amaryllis or hippeastrum in the ground for the summer, then it is necessary to dig its bulb out of the ground before frost and store it in a cool, dark, dry place.
Leaves are a source of nutrients
However, after flowering amaryllis, the bulb is not dug out immediately, you must first let the leaves do the important work - to supply the bulb with nutrients.
In the period preceding dormancy, it is necessary to prepare the bulb and give it the opportunity to recover after flowering. The leaves should dry naturally, giving all the strength to the bulb. From mid-September, the frequency of watering amaryllis (or hippeastrum) is reduced. When the leaves are completely yellow and die off, the plant itself will go into a dormant state.
Wintering amaryllis and hippeastrum
The main dormant period in amaryllis is 2-3 autumn months. If the plant was planted in the open ground for the summer, then after flowering, the amaryllis must be dug out and transplanted into a pot before frost.
Hippeastrum can be left in the ground for the winter. In general, it is enough to replant these flowers every 3-4 years. And in order for the hippeastrum in the garden to easily endure frosts, it must be covered with a dense layer of peat or other mulch.
But if you decide to take hippeastrum into the house for the winter, the main thing is to provide its bulb with a cool temperature within 10-18 ° C.
At rest, amaryllis and hippeastrum bulbs should be kept in a cool room. It is best if the temperature is about 15 ° C, but a temperature of 10 ° C is also considered acceptable, and the upper indicator is 18 ° C. If it is colder, the bulb may hurt, and if it drops below 5 ° C, it may die.
Therefore, if you live in an area where the soil freezes below 5 ° C in winter, it is better to dig up the bulbs for the winter. This is especially true for amaryllis. Higher temperatures than 18ºC during the dormant period may cause the bulb to germinate too quickly.
This is also not very good, since the plant did not have time to rest, namely, full rest guarantees the laying of a healthy flower arrow.
During rest, watering the onion is only necessary so that it does not dry out - once a month and a half. Moreover, water must be poured into a pan so that the bulb does not rot in conditions of cool air and excess water.
You will know that the recovery period is over when the flower arrow appears at the amaryllis bulb. But active watering and feeding should be started only after this arrow extends to 10 cm. From this moment, a new growth cycle of amaryllis or hippeastrum begins. Now you need to learn how to care for amaryllis at home and in the garden, depending on where it will grow.
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Amaryllis and hippeastrum: distillation, cultivation, care
Amaryllis and hippeastrum are beautifully flowering ornamental plants, close relatives of the Amaryllis family. However, in terms of care, cultivation and reproduction, amaryllis and hippeastrum are exactly the same plants, so we will consider them twins.
Indeed, both plants belong to bulbous plants, the modes of watering, feeding and lighting are almost the same, but ammarillis blooms mainly in autumn, and hippeastrum in spring. The main difference between plants during flowering is that the hippeastrum has a hollow peduncle, while the amaryllis does not.
Amaryllis flower. Description, features, types and care of amaryllis
Amaryllis is a beautiful and dangerous flower
Florists have always appreciated amaryllis on high legs for their delicate aroma, variety of colors, expressive bell-shaped inflorescences. In a circle of indoor plants, the flower looks spectacular. It is no coincidence that its name is associated with the name of the beautiful shepherdess Amaryllis, the heroine of ancient poems, which means "sparkling" in translation.
Description and features of amaryllis
Brought from South Africa amaryllis belladonna won the hearts of florists, but they were originally attributed to a variety of lilies. As a separate species, the flowering plant was first mentioned by Carl Linnaeus in the middle of the 18th century in the description of the horticultural crops of Amsterdam.
The mistake of the Swedish scientist was to combine the two varieties: hippeastrum, amaryllis, — this is reflected in the confusion to date. Flowers are common, in addition to the African south, in Japan, Australia, even on the island of Jersey.
The bulbous culture is distinguished by a long, bare peduncle and narrow rectilinear leaves in two rows up to 55 cm long and 3 cm wide. The diameter of the bulbs is on average 10-12 cm.The inflorescences of 6 petals with pointed tips are funnel-shaped with a diameter of up to 7-8 cm.
Amaryllis leaves belt-shaped, smooth, dark green, arranged in two rows. They appear after the plant has ejected a pair of peduncle tubes. Umbrella inflorescences consist of 3-10 flowers, resembling both a lily and a pipe of an old gramophone.
In nature, amaryllis has a snow-white color or a pink-red shade of petals. Breeders have achieved an expansion of the color spectrum: purple, yellow, orange tones, combinations of several colors.
The exquisite beauty of a plant is a terrible force. IN amaryllis bulb is the alkaloid lycorin, which causes poisoning. It is recommended to plant a flower with gloves, and at the end of the procedure, be sure to wash your hands.
Keep amaryllis away from small children and animals. The Africans knew about the properties of the plant. They smeared arrows with poisonous juice to defeat the enemy. Small doses of the substance were used for pain relief.
Planting and breeding amaryllis
A flower with outstretched leaves and a high peduncle is very unstable. Therefore, a massive and stable pot is required for transplanting, wide in shape at the bottom and tapering at the top.
The bulb should be at a distance of 3-5 cm from the walls. If there are several bulbs, then a distance of 10-12 cm is maintained between them. The pot needs a deep one, since the flower has a developed root system.
A suitable primer can be store-bought or homemade. The recommended composition includes in equal parts:
Humus will be required 2 times less. The mixture is sterilized with boiling water or kept in a freezer. Drainage is essential to aerate the roots.
Suitable gravel, expanded clay with a layer of 2-3 cm, sprinkled with sand on top. At the bottom of the pot, a hole is needed to protect against stagnant water, the cause of rotting of the root system. On the surface of the soil, it is recommended to scatter brick chips or scatter a little pebbles.
Healthy bulbs are free from cracks, stains, mold and rot. They need to be freed from dead scales, disinfected before planting by keeping them in a solution of potassium permanganate for 20 minutes. A day after drying, it can be planted so that the blunt end is at the bottom, and a third of the bulb remains above the surface.
Blooming amaryllis needs an abundance of light, moderate watering, a temperature regime within 18-25 ° C. The coolness increases the flowering period.
Cut arrows with flowers in water cost the same amount of time as in pots. Cutting stimulates the bulb to form a new peduncle. If you keep all the arrows, then the next year the amaryllis may not bloom.
Reproduction of the plant is carried out by resettling the children or using seeds. Daughter onions are transplanted and watered constantly. An adult bulb is formed for 2 years, in the third it is ready to bloom.
Ripe seeds from the flower stalk are planted in moist soil and placed in a shaded place for a month. Seedlings are planted in separate pots as they grow. The flowering of amaryllis from seeds will be in 5-7 years.
Proper care will allow you to achieve 2-3 blooms per year. Amaryllis need the following conditions:
comfortable temperature conditions.
During growth, watering begins when the boom rises 10 cm in height. The plant does not tolerate stagnant water. It is optimal to water every 3-4 days without affecting the bulbs. Water should only get into the ground. During the wintering period, a single spraying is allowed for 8-10 days.
Top dressing for the gaining color homemade amaryllis desirably agents containing more phosphorus and potassium, to a lesser extent nitrogen. For outdoor plants, organic fertilization in prepared solutions of poultry manure or fresh manure is suitable. Withered leaves are a signal for the transition of amaryllis to a state of dormancy. Top dressing is stopped.
Leaf pruning is not recommended. After dropping the arrow, you need to remove the pot in a dark place with a low temperature for 3-4 months to rest and gain strength. This is usually the summer or autumn period, and the forcing time is in the winter-spring time.
Prevention of parasites is carried out by wet processing of leaves, spraying. Spots on leaves can reflect fungal or insect pests. Observation and care. Amaryllis, in general, an unpretentious plant.
Types and varieties of amaryllis
Finding a real amaryllis belladonna bulb is a great success for flower growers. The classic variety is always in price. Free buy amaryllis breeding origin can be found in any flower shop. There is an abundance of multi-colored colors and new varieties: double and non-double, narrow-petal, large-flowered, etc.
There remains the problem of dividing the hippeastrum and amaryllis, which are part of the same flower family. Even flower connoisseurs are sometimes mistaken due to the numerous genus of hippeastrum.
There are almost a hundred natural species alone, and over one and a half thousand bred by selection. Magnificent flower forms, fragrances, richness of the range of colors make amaryllis an excellent decoration for dwellings and garden plots.
Hippeastrum (amaryllis) - home lily: care, flowering and wintering
Hippeastrum (amaryllis) is a magnificent exotic flower that blooms in the winter season and amazes with its huge flowers, tall stems and elegant green leaves. Along with poinsettia, hippeastrum is one of the symbols of Christmas and New Year, however, for timely and abundant flowering, the plant needs high-quality care.
Amaryllis or hippeastrum: which name is correct?
Although the plant belongs to the Amaryllis family, it is botanically assigned to the genus Hippeastrum (composed of two Greek words ἱππεύς - horseman and ἄστρον - star). However, the familiar name amaryllis is used everywhere and therefore has become the second name of the flower.
Hippeastrum is native to the Peruvian Andes in South America. The plant's life cycle is tropical, so home care should be adapted to the natural alternation of rainy and dry seasons. A large inflorescence, as a rule, contains up to 4 large flowers (each 15-20 cm in diameter). An adult bulb (from 10 cm in diameter) can produce two peduncles with an appropriate number of flowers ranging in color from white to yellow to orange-red, including various shades of red.
The "real" amaryllis (Amaryllis belladonna) is native to South Africa and blooms with fragrant pink flowers. Unlike hippeastrum, it is a rather sensitive and difficult plant to grow.
Is hippeastrum poisonous?
As beautiful as the flower is, it is still dangerous. All parts of the plant are very toxic, but especially the bulb, which contains various alkaloids. Even simple skin contact with the plant can cause irritation.
Poisoning symptoms if swallowed include nausea and vomiting, increased salivation, drowsiness and diarrhea. In severe cases, kidney damage and paralysis can occur. For this reason, the plant should always be kept away from small children and pets such as cats, dogs, rodents and birds.
What should you pay attention to when buying?
When buying a plant, you should pay attention to the quality and choose specimens with multi-flowered buds. If you are buying only an onion, you should decide in advance whether you will grow hippeastrum in a pot or glass. For the second option, short-stemmed varieties such as Arctic Nymph, Baby Star or Chicco are recommended.
Growing hippeastrum in a pot and glass
After purchase, the bulb is placed in potting soil and covered with soil about half. Since the plant is very poisonous, it is recommended to wear gloves! As for the size of the planting container, ideally the distance between the bulb and the edge of the pot should be no more than 5 cm.Then the plant is carefully watered and placed in a warm place (the higher the temperature, the faster the first leaves will appear). Fertilization can also be started during this period.
Advice! You can plant the bulb in regular potting soil as well as a nutrient-rich substrate. To avoid waterlogging, a drainage layer should be placed on the bottom of the pot before planting.
Alternatively, you can grow the plant in a glass of water. A special container in the shape of an hourglass is best suited for this. Fill a glass with boiled water and add some charcoal to prevent rotting. Then place the onion in the jar so that it does not come into contact with water. To prevent the roots from rotting, you should regularly change the water. After flowering, cut the wilted stems in half and plant them in a pot.
Plant life cycle
Hippeastrum, like tulip and hyacinths, is a bulbous plant with a life cycle that differs from that of most domestic plants. In accordance with the peculiarities of the subtropical climate, the flower needs an alternation of rainy and dry seasons and has three phases of vegetation:
• From December to February - flowering period.
• March-early August - growth phase.
• August-early December is a rest period.
Depending on the phase, the hippeastrum has different requirements. So in the growth phase, warm temperatures are needed and therefore the plant can be moved to the garden or to the balcony, giving the opportunity to soak up the sun. In autumn, he prefers a darker place and a temperature of about 15 degrees.
How to achieve bloom for Christmas and New Years?
In order for hippeastrum to bloom on New Year's holidays, it is necessary to completely stop watering at the end of September. Thanks to this, the plant will quickly shed all the leaves, and the bulb will enter the resting phase. It can be left in a pot or wrapped in newspaper and kept at about 14 degrees. As soon as the buds or leaves appear, which are the storage of nutrients and water, this means that the bulb is awake. Move the plant to an area with room temperature and good lighting, and resume watering immediately after planting in the soil. By the New Year or Christmas, the hippeastrum will bloom in all its splendor.
Growth phase: post-flowering care
After flowering, remove the dried flowers along with the stem. But do not cut the leaves, without them the process of photosynthesis will not take place! In addition to sunlight, the plant needs abundant watering, which is also important for photosynthesis. To do this, place the flower in a saucer filled with water twice a week. The soil should not dry out between waterings! Also, do not forget to apply compound fertilizers once a week.
Reproduction of hippeastrum
The flower can be propagated in three ways, each of which has its own characteristics:
During the growth phase, daughter bulbs are often formed that can be used to generate new plants. To do this, after a dormant period, carefully separate the bulbs from the mother onions and plant them in a separate pot.
Alternatively, you can grow hippeastrum from seeds, but this method is much more difficult and requires a lot of patience. After flowering, the fruit is formed (dry capsule), which can contain from 20 to 80 seeds. Seeds should not be stored for a long time, but sown as soon as possible, as they lose their ability to germinate within a few weeks. At the same time, the seeds have a fairly high percentage of germination, which is more than 80%.
• Pour a drainage layer into the planting container, then a layer of soil.
• Place the seeds on the substrate and lightly dust with soil.
• It takes about a year, high humidity, good lighting conditions and very warm temperatures for the first shoots to appear. If successful, the first flowering can be expected in a few years.
Important! When multiplying the hippeastrum by division, care should be taken, since the bulb is very toxic!
• When dividing, the onion is cut into several parts. Moreover, each part must have a root surface.
• Each piece is planted in damp ground, and the container is covered with a transparent film.
• As soon as the first leaves appear (after about 3 months), the film can be removed.
Diseases and pests
Amaryllis can be affected by various pests and diseases, such as onion rot (possibly the most serious disease of this plant), as well as spider mites, daffodil flies and thrips.
• Narcissus fly larvae enter the bulb and overwinter in it. When infected, it is difficult to identify the initial appearance of the pest, therefore, as a rule, it is difficult to avoid the complete death of the plant. Although there are special products, they can only be used outdoors and not indoors. As a preventive measure, it is advisable to spray the leaves of the hippeastrum with water from time to time.
• If silvery spots appear on the leaves, and the affected parts of the plant further discolor, most likely these are thrips. In addition to damaging leaves, these insects, only a few millimeters in size, can spread bacteria or viruses. To combat, hippeastrum should be isolated from other plants and treated with soapy water.
• Tick infestation can occur at high temperatures and too low humidity. In case of infection, treatment with appropriate acaricides is effective.
• Root and onion rot is usually caused by excess moisture. The plant should be transplanted into fresh soil and watering should be temporarily reduced.
Hippeastrum and amaryllis
You can transplant either before retirement, or after a period of rest, i.e. before flowering. In some cases, for example, if the purchased hippeastrum has faded, it can be transplanted after flowering.
Care and reproduction of ammaralis
These are fast growing plants. Very good drainage is required, 3 cm thick: expanded clay, gravel or shards will do. It is also better to buy ready-made soil for bulbous plants at a flower shop.
They are transplanted annually into new soil and into a larger pot, removing bad roots. It is believed that for the dormant period, it is better to dig the onions and keep them dry and cool before planting in the spring.
Watering plants should always be done carefully so that no water gets on the bulb. It will be optimal to water from a pallet with warm water, adding it until the entire earthen lump is wet. When watering from above, avoid getting water on the bulb. Air humidity does not play a significant role in plant life. For dust, it is better to periodically wash the leaves under a warm shower or wipe with a soft sponge.
Hippeastrum is a light-loving plant, therefore it is advisable to keep it in the southwestern, southern or southeastern windows. The light can be either direct sunlight or bright diffused
The first feeding of the hippeastrum can be done when the height of the flower arrow is about 15 cm. If the hippeastrum has been recently transplanted and there are enough nutrients in the soil, feeding can be done later. Focus on phosphate-potassium fertilizers. They promote flowering, the accumulation of nutrients in the bulb, the laying of future flower stalks. But it is better to exclude nitrogen fertilizers, they can provoke gray rot, and the plant can be lost.
Dormant period (how to make it bloom)
Hippeastrum is grown with and without a dormant period. In the first case, the plant is kept in a sunny window in the summer, abundantly watered and fed. In August, watering is reduced, and at the end of September, dead leaves are cut off and water is poured into the pan once a month. Then the pots with bulbs are removed before winter in a dry and dark place with a temperature of about (10 C). Already in December, the pots can be transferred to heat (up to 25 C) and not watered until a flower arrow appears. After that, the pots are placed on a light window and poured into a tray of warm water. Water sparingly until the arrow reaches a height of 7-8 cm. In the second method, the plant is kept on a sunny window in a warm room all year round and watered with warm water. Leaves remain healthy throughout the year. In this case, the plant blooms in October-November or between March and May.
How to provide a dormant period in a city apartment
The problem of putting to sleep in our conditions is solved simply, since it is very problematic to find a dark and cool place in apartments - we have twilight in the corridors. Surely there is a wardrobe, we make bags of paper, we twist the leaves neatly and put the package on top and put it on the wardrobe. You can also use the space behind the bedside table or behind the chair in the room, but the bedside table or chair should be in the corner, that is, a dark corner forms behind them ... About a month later, the hippeastrum is checked and if the leaves have withered, turned yellow, dried, we cut them off and again cover them with bags and put them in a dark place. We periodically check whether the arrow has appeared, but this is not earlier than 2 months after you put the hippeastrum to bed. Hippeastrum sleep from 2 to 3 months.
Propagation by bulbs, which are separated from the mother bulb after the flowering of the hippeastrum. Bulbs root at a depth of 2/3 of their height. You can plant the bulbs of these plants at intervals of two weeks so that the flowers bloom for several months in a row. Can be propagated by seeds (flowers are artificially pollinated to obtain seeds). Seedlings bloom in the 3-4th year. However, with seed propagation, varietal traits are not fully transmitted.
When the babies of the hippeastrum bloom
Hippeastrum babies begin to bloom only at 3-4 years of age, you will have to wait a long time. But adult bulbs bloom up to 10-12 years when leaving!
It is necessary to cut the arrow after flowering to a bulb of 10 centimeters. Then, when it dries, carefully unscrew it from the bulb, it's easy. But it is necessary to cut off so that the seeds do not grow and the bulb does not weaken. After flowering, feeding is good, watering is also good, the foliage should begin to grow and lay buds for future flowers.
How to buy bulbs online
According to reviews, the arrows feel good, as soon as the buds begin to come out of the bedspread - you can cut it into a vase. The people do this so that the bulb does not lose much weight. Well, flowers blooming in a vase are less saturated in color than onions.
If rot appears on the bulb
You need to get the onion out of what it is sitting in, carefully inspect for other nasty things again (cut, process), and, if possible, process the onion with "Maxim" and / or "Epin". Then stir in a light soil mixture with a high content sand, plant the onion in a small pot, deepening it to a maximum of 1/3, put in a sunny place, water rarely (but do not let the onion shrivel).
What is a red burn (small red spots on the bulbs)
Small red spots - this is an incipient fungal disease, "red burn" (stagonosporosis). Before planting, the bulb must be treated with drugs such as "Maxim" or "Fundazol" (also treat the soil). In general, this is a very nasty disease, but you can fight it, especially at an early stage.
The successful cultivation of amaryllis requires compliance with the basic care measures.
Lighting and location
Amaryllis needs a stream of soft light, which can be provided to the flower when the pot is placed on the windowsills of the southeast and southwest directions with additional protection from direct sunlight during the period of greatest solar activity. Curtains can be used as protection.
Important! During the summer season, daylight hours should be at least 16 hours.
The temperature regime for the full development of amaryllis depends on the phase of development:
- During the active growth phase, the optimum temperature varies from 18 to 25 ° C, depending on the time of day.
- During the rest period, a temperature regime is provided in the range from 10 to 16 ° C.
Caution! When growing a crop, it is impossible to allow strong temperature changes that negatively affect the plant.
Requirement for soil and pot
To obtain a flowering plant, you must select a small container. The soil for filling the pot is required with a slightly acidic reaction in the range of 6.0-6.5 points and a loose structure. The nutrient substrate, prepared from turf and leafy soil, sand and humus in a ratio of 2: 2: 2: 1, is calcined in an oven before use to destroy pathogens.
Watering the flower and air humidity
When watering a flower, which should be carried out after the earthen coma has dried, the lower method of moistening is used: the pot is placed in a pan with water for 20-30 minutes, which prevents unwanted water ingress on the bulb, which occurs with the upper method of irrigation. Amaryllis easily adapts to dry air in the apartment, so it does not need additional spraying.
Advice! To make it easier for the flower to breathe through the leaf plates, you should systematically wipe them from dust.
Top dressing and fertilization
Amaryllis needs regular feeding during the period of active growth:
- bird droppings diluted in water in a proportion of 10 g per bucket of liquid
- mullein at the rate of 250 g per bucket of water
- a solution of mineral fertilizers with a low nitrogen content, prepared from a bucket of water and 3 g of an agrochemical.
Attention! An excess of nitrogen in the soil can cause a red flower burn.
Flowering and pruning
With the arrival of autumn, the flowering of the culture is noted, which, in contrast to the hippeastrum, occurs after the development of the green mass. In the natural environment, this period, in which flowers of white and pink flowers bloom, falls in the fall. In culture, many varieties have been bred with a variety of colors. After flowering, the shoots die off naturally and no pruning is required.
The amaryllis flower is transplanted every 3-4 years after the end of flowering.
The procedure is carried out as follows:
- A new container is selected so that the distance between the wall of the pot and the edge of the bulb is 2-3 cm.
- At the bottom of the pot there is expanded clay drainage.
- The bulb is examined for diseases and placed in a pot, after which it is sprinkled with a new substrate so that ⅓ part remains above the ground level.
- The substrate is compacted and slightly moistened.
After the end of the flowering phase, the plant begins to prepare for a dormant period, which on average lasts 2 months: watering and feeding are reduced. The shedding of foliage signals the beginning of active growth of the bulb. At this time, the pot is moved to a dark room, where the temperature should not exceed 16 ° C. Moistening is carried out as needed, when the earthy clod dries up.
Disease and pest control
The flower is affected by diseases in the form of rot in case of violation of the maintenance regulations - excessive watering, high concentration of nitrogen-containing fertilizers in the substrate. With the intensive development of the disease, the plant may die. To prevent this, it is necessary to strictly comply with agrotechnical requirements. Among the pests noted on amaryllis, spider mites, mealybugs and scale insects stand out, which should be dealt with by spraying the plant with insecticidal preparations according to the instructions on the package.
Description of the plant and species
Amaryllis is a bulbous flowering plant native to South Africa. It has a large pear-shaped bulb, the diameter of which can reach 10 cm.
The leaves of the plant are narrow and long, reaching 30 cm in length. Amaryllis blooms in late autumn or early winter. The flowers are large, there are up to 12 of them on one peduncle. The peduncle of the plant is long, up to 40 cm, juicy and fleshy.
More recently, the Amaryllis Belladonna species was considered unique in its genus. Today, another species of this genus has been found - Amaryllis Paradisicol.
Amaryllis Belladonna - a very popular plant in indoor floriculture. Due to its compact size and flowers of amazing beauty, this species is widespread in the collections of lovers of flowering plants almost everywhere. Wild flowers are pink, red and even purple.
This species gave rise to many varieties, distinguished by unusual color, size of flowers and shape of petals. There are large-flowered, variegated varieties and varieties with narrow petals. Here are some popular amaryllis varieties:
- "Exotic" - large-flowered variety
- "Minerva" - a variety with variegated striped petals
- "Exotic Star" is a narrow-petaled variety.
Amaryllis Paradisicola differs from the previous species in a large number of flowers in the inflorescence. There can be up to 21 of them. All flowers of the species have a uniform pink tint and a pleasant aroma. Not common in indoor floriculture.
Now you know everything about caring for amaryllis at home.
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