Amaryllis Red in pot 12cm
- 1 x Hippeastrum Amaryllis Red
|Botanical name||Hippeastrum Amaryllis Red|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Preferred Soil||Any soil|
|Full grown height||60cm - 80cm|
How to take care of Amaryllis Red in pot 12cm
Plant the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot bulb up to three quarters of its height in the pot. Water well after planting and then not again until the leaves appear above the bulb. Attention: compost should never be waterlogged as Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot bulbs will only produce leaves at the expense of flowers. Place the pots in direct sunlight at room temperature. Flowers appear 1-3 months after planting; depending how warm Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot plants are kept and stage of flower development inside the bulb. After Care: After the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot flower fades, clip it off, leaving the green foliage. Treat the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot plant like a houseplant. Water regularly and fertilize. In summer, stop watering and let the plant dry out. In September remove the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot bulb from the pot, taking care not to damage the roots. Store the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot bulb in a cool dark place for about 8 to 10 weeks to rest. At the end of this time the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot bulb is ready to force into flower again. Repot the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot bulb in a pot only slightly larger in circumference than the bulb itself. Place it in a sunny spot and start watering. When the Hippeastrum Red 12 cm pot plant begins to grow again, start the feeding program again. You can prevent diseases by spraying with an anti fungicide or if the problem develops during the growing season apply weekly.
If conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged), best to plant Liatris in pots, watered sparingly and grown on in a cool position until you can plant them outside.
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