Amaryllis belongs to the family of the Amaryllidacea and 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 previously only predominantly red and rose, are now almost every color imaginable.
A light or shady place are both possible. Keep the soil moist and adding fertilizer is not necessary.
Amaryllis in a pot, you can save it to flourish it again. After the last flower, remove the steal. Let the bulb in the pot and watering. After four weeks, cutting the leaves and remove the bulb from the pot. Put it in a cool, dry place above 10 to 17 ° C. (basement etc.) Globe show approximately 13 weeks lie, then again planting in a pot. The bulb again start giving water again and keep room temperature. The ball will again go leaves and then again start giving flowers. Good luck.
Outside this plant does well. From the beginning of May, the bulb can be planted outside. Keep the soil moist again here for best results. Make sure the bulb in a place where it is not too much wind can catch so that the petals stay beautiful.
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