Amaryllis plants are a type of flowering plant in the genus Amaryllis, which is in the family Amaryllidaceae. They are native to South America and are usually grown as ornamental plants for their large, colorful flowers. The flowers of amaryllis plants are characterized by a large number of petals, which are often arranged in a spiral. These plants have a long history of use as ornamental plants in gardens and window boxes, as they produce a bright and striking display of flowers. Amaryllis lily flowers have also been used as symbols of life, love. Amaryllis plants make a spectacular houseplant and are great to give as gifts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to fertilize my amaryllis?
The stored bulb contains all the "food" your amaryllis needs to germinate and bloom. If you decide to keep your amaryllis to bloom again next year, you will need to fertilize it like any houseplant.
Q. When Will It Bloom?
Amaryllis planting period: October to the end of April. Flowering period: from late December to late June. Flowering period is 7-10 weeks.
Amaryllis Care Tips
Origin: South America
Height: 12-24 inches (30-60 cm). Use support stakes to keep tall stems.
Light: Bright light to full sun during the growing season. Rotate the pot occasionally so that all sides are exposed to light for equal growth.
Soil: Any good-quality potting mix.
Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks while the amaryllis is growing, with a half-strength, high-phosphorus water-soluble fertilizer.
Propagation: Offsets can grow around the bulb. Keep them attached for 2 seasons before cutting them out and planting them in their own pot.