If you are interested in a beautiful inflorescence ofa few large, funnel-shaped flowers, know that you have a native of South Africa - amaryllis. It occurs only one species, but the flowers are of different colors: bordeaux, pink, but most often red.

amaryllis home care
Do you have an amaryllis? Care at home is not so difficult, but still some subtleties should be noted: on what depends the intensity and duration of flowering, the availability of the bulb for the next year.

The similarity of amaryllis and hippeastrum

Amaryllis is a colorful bulbous plant. His long arrow of a flower stalk with 4-6 fragrant flowers will not leave, probably, nobody indifferent. Flowers resemble large lilies. The leaves are long, oval, dark green. When the beginning of the peduncle appears, as a rule, the leaves have already grown and have formed a basal rosette. Fading, the plant slowly passes into a state of rest, which lasts in the Amaryllis winter. Therefore, if you want your plant to bloom in the winter, get its "twins" - hippeastrum. This indoor plant is often confused with amaryllis, but both have significant differences.

You have purchased an amaryllis. Care at home will include aging the plant in the dormant period in winter time. Hippeastrum, on the contrary, pleases with flowers nearer to Christmas, and in summer "rest".

And one more feature of gippeastrum is the presence of many of their breeding species - more than 80 hybrids.

amaryllis flower care
Here plants with large flowers, small, terry, a variety of colors and shades. Mostly red flowers have amaryllis.

Landing and care of it can be carried out even inopen ground, as the vegetation begins in the spring and lasts throughout the spring-summer period. Many amateur experimentalists can boast of successful cultivation of the peduncle on the flower bed. This can not be done with a "relative": hippeastrum at this time is in a period of rest.

Features of care for room amaryllis

To form the peduncle and the inflorescences themselves, andalso for the duration and intensity of flowering, irrigation is very important. If you saw that your bulb has fired an arrow, do not water it at once, but transfer it to a lighted place. The arrow will start to develop. When it reaches

amaryllis planting and care
10 cm in height, start abundantly and regularly water the plant. This approach will continue flowering and preserve the life of the bulb.

Houseplant should be transplanted after twoof the year. After you transplant the amaryllis, care at home for him will be minimal. It will grow gradually, and after 20 days it can be fertilized with fertilizing for flowering plants. The plant is closer to the period of "hibernation", the less intensively it needs to be watered and fed. When the arrow has faded, do not cut it and do not cut off the yellow leaves, but wait until they dry up. Thus, the onion is gaining strength and nutrients for the next growing season.

After the amaryllis multiplies, leaving inhome conditions for "children" is not so and complicated. In general, these flowers give for their lives 1-2 small bulbs. It will be difficult to form them, because it is necessary to adhere to all vegetation terms and other wisdoms of floriculture. But if you have waited, then drop the "kids" one by one into the pot. The dishes should be 5-7 cm wider than the bulb in diameter, because it will grow two years before flowering.

So, you bought a flower "amaryllis". Care for him must be correct, and then after a while a small bulb will give you a colorful arrow with chic inflorescences. Of course, his bloom conquers!

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