Unit Pack Size: 6.5" Pot
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Light:In it's growth period the plant needs lots of sunshine, fresh air, & high humididty
Water:The more the plant grown the more water it needs
From September to December keep it dry.
TempWhen in bloom it is best to keep plants around 64 degrees, no lower than 60
Bulbs are NOT WINTER HARDY, so the must be brought inside over the winter.
Soil:Repot ever 3 to 4 years after the rest period. Use a rich potting soil with
equal amounts of sand to insure proper drainage.
Fertilizer:Feed lightly every month unitil it shows signs of wanting to go dormant.
Pests:Usually mealybugs are this plants mane problem. Treat with insecticide. If onlythe bulb if affected let a diluted alcohol wash infiltrate the bulb layers.
Special Care:If you want to propagete this bulb, divide the side bulbs, it will take 2 to 3 years forthem to bloom
Flower Color:The Colors of this giant bloom (up to 6in acrosss) can range from white to red.
Growth Habit:The leaveds may grow to 1 to 1 1/2 feet long, but the bloom stem may reachheights of up to 2 feet
Fun Fact:There are two explanations for the Latin Name Hippeastrum.
Some people trace it back to the Greek hippeus which means rider and astronwhich means star.
Others think it comes from the Greek word hippos, meaning horse, because its closed blooms resemble horses' head.
The key to a happy plant is proper care!