Amaryllis belongs to the family of the Amaryllidacea and is actually called Hippeastrum. Amaryllis and Hippeastrum are two closely related genera and are often confused. The biggest difference is in the stem. Amaryllis has a solid stem and Hippeastrum a hollow stem. Hippeus means knight and Astrum star, hence the Dutch name Ridderster. Hippeastrum is now available in many types and colors. This was mainly used only red and rose, now almost every color imaginable. A light or shady location are both possible. Keep the soil moist and fertilize is not necessary.
An amaryllis in pots you can keep to flourish it again. After the last flowers, remove the steal. Leave the bulb in the pot and add water. After four weeks, cutting off the leaves and remove the bulb from the pot. Put it in a cool, dry place above 10 to 17 ° C. (basement, etc.) The sphere leave about 13 weeks, then again planting in a pot. Globe again start giving water again and keep room temperature. The globe will be making leaves again and then again start giving flowers. Good luck. Outside this plant does well. From the beginning of May, the bulb can be planted outside. Please also see the ground again moist for best results. Make sure the bulb in a place where it is not too much wind can catch so that the petals remain beautiful. The best tips to your plant too take care of:
- Lots of light, not in direct sunlight.
- room temperature
- Keep damp, compost must not dry out.