Posted at December 27, 2010 in News by JHPS Gardens

Tender Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum bear impressive flowers to enliven winter days.

Plant the bulb into a 13cm (5in) with the top two thirds of the bulb above the soils Surface. Water in and place in a well-lit spot in temperature between 15 and 18 degrees. Water sparingly at first, adding more as growth develops. Avoid water standing in saucers and pots with no drainage holes, this can cause the roots and base of the bulb to rot. Flower spikes should appear in six to eight weeks.                                                                                                                                                                                        

When flowering has finished, continue watering and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 7-10 days. To give bulbs a rest, from late August gradually reduce water and stop feeding. Move to a cool, well lit position for 8-10 weeks.

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