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Featured amaryllis


Native to South and Central America, amaryllis includes more than 80 hybrid species with single or double flowers, large or medium, of various colors.

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Planting amaryllis

December and January are the perfect months for plant your amaryllis onion. You will bury it halfway in a pot filled with a mixture of potting soil and garden soil on a bottom of sand or clay balls to polish the drainage.

The size of the bulb depends on the number and even the height of the flower stalks. Smaller ones will develop one or two stems 30 to 40 cm high, larger ones will form up to five stems exceeding 50 cm.

Once the onion is planted, water very little and place the pot in a sunny room, to one mild temperature (21 to 23 ° C), or even near a radiator.

Your plant will then put into vegetation and you will quickly (after about two weeks) see one or more green stems at the end of which will appear, four to six weeks after planting, two or three flowers with large corollas.

A spectacular flowering that can last over two weeks.

And after planting?

As soon as the pole appears, keep the plant away from any excessive heat source and water more to keep the soil slightly moist.
Flowers, once in full bloom, often require a tutor because they are heavy to carry for the poles. Throughout the growth and flowering, be sure to water and providegeranium fertilizer for the amaryllis to develop harmoniously.

When the flowers have wilted, cut off the flower stalk and allow the leaves to continue to develop while the bulb replenishes its reserves. During this period, continue to add fertilizer. When the foliage will start to turn yellow and to dry, stop watering and place your plant in a dry place for three months, the time necessary for it to recover before starting a new life and ... a new flowering.

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  • Cultivation and maintenance of amaryllis
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  • What to do after flowering amaryllis

Video: Waxed Amaryllis Update u0026 Aftercare! . Garden Answer (October 2020).