Amaryllis belongs to the Amaryllidacea family and is actually called Hippeastrum. Amaryllis and Hippeastrum are two closely related genera and are often intertwined. The biggest difference is in the stalk. Amaryllis has a solid stem and Hippeastrum a hollow stem. Hippeus means Knight and Astrum star, hence the Dutch name Ridderster. Hippeastrum is available today in many types and colors. In the past, this was mainly only red and rose, now almost all colors are conceivable.
A light or shady place are both possible. Keep the soil moist and foul is not necessary.
You can save an amaryllis on a pot to blossom it again. After the last flowers, remove the stems. Leave the bulb in the pot and water. After four weeks cut the leaf and remove the bulb. Place them in a cool, especially dry place, 10 to 17 ° C (basement etc.). Leave the bulb for about 13 weeks, then plant again in a pot. The sphere will give water again and keep room temperature again. The bulb will make leaves again and then give flowers again. Good luck.
Outside, this bush crop is well. From early May the bulb can be planted outside. Keep the soil moist again for the best results. Make sure the bulb is in a place where it can not catch too much wind so that the petals stay clean.
The best tips to take care of your plant: