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Hippeastrum Amaryllis White[2]


Late Spring

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Is it Amaryllis or Hippeastrum. Amaryllis is from South Africa and Hippeastrum is from South to Central America. Both are from the same family Amaryllidaceae. I think these are Hippeastrums , but they are sold as Amaryllis. The larger the bulb you buy the greater the flower head of this Amaryllis. The problem is that if it cannot receive a long growing season the bulb gets smaller every year and the flower gets less until it stops flowering. As an indoor houseplant the result is fantastic. The larger bulbs often produces two flower spikes per year.

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