If you were lucky enough to receive an amaryllis as a holiday gift, or if you gave yourself one of these beauties, get ready for a spectacular show of color.
Amaryllis bulbs (Hippeastrum hybrids) produce one or two large, trumpet-shaped flowers high above strap-shaped bright green leaves. Learn how to care for this beautiful bloom—including how to encourage it to bloom again the next year.
Common name: Amaryllis
Botanical name: Hippeastrum hybrids
Plant type: Flowering bulb
Zones: 10 to 11 outdoors; all zones indoors
Height: 12 to 24 inches
• Sun: Full sun or partial shade outdoors; bright or bright filtered light indoors.
• Soil: Well drained. Use soilless potting mix, leaving the top third of the bulb above the soil.
• Moisture: Water evenly during the growing season. Reduce and finally withhold water for a two-month dormant period in the fall.
| || ||a beautiful amaryllis this season. |