Amaryllis Care - Checklist
The giant flowers of the Amaryllis (Hippeastrum), also known as the Knights' Star , impress with unique colors and drawings.
Caring for Room Amaryllis and Hibernating
- Plant bulbs in standard unit earth between December and February. It may be covered with substrate up to half maximum.
- After planting vigorously, always from below, the onion should not get wet.
- Best placed in a suitable coaster.
- A sunny location is now ideal. From May to September, Hippeastrum can also be outdoors.
- Water regularly during the growing season.
- Fertilize monthly with a liquid fertilizer.
- Cut flower stalk only when completely withered.
- Continue to pour and fertilize until August
- Stop pouring and fertilizing from the end of August.
- Leave leaves on the onion until completely withered.
- Remove withered leaves and keep the onion cool, but frost-free and dry.
- Ab Plant the onion in fresh soil and lightly moisten the substrate.
- Now set the whole thing bright and room warm.
- Once the flower stalk is about 10 cm high, pour again moderately. The new flowers then appear in January.
Garden Amaryllis Maintain and Hibernate
- The garden amaryllis will be planted 2-3 times as deep as their onion is thick from March, ie about 15 cm.
- In a tub planting, the onion neck must peer out of the ground.
- Sunny to partially shaded and sheltered location.
- Take care of sufficient space because of the expansively growing leaves.
- Fertilize moderately on nutrient-poor soils during growth
- Cut leaves after withering and overwinter tubers cool and dark.
- With appropriate winter protection, garden amaryllis are moderately hardy in mild climates. Tubers can remain in the soil with proper protection. Winter protection from a layer of bark mulch or peat.
The Amaryllis - a special kind of flower dream
The Amaryllis impresses with huge colorful blossoms. With optimal care, she pleases the gardener for many years with her splendor.