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Amarillis: the cultivation of the amarillo flower. Cures to be given in spring and winter, reproduction and advice.
Amarillo, flowering plant
L'Amarilloit is a tall bulbous, belonging to the Hippeastrum genus, native to South America. Due to its popularity, it counts a large number of hybrids characterized byflowerscolored or mottled, in white, pink, red, blue or green.
Generally, theamarilloit can be bought in a vase already in bloom, between the months of January and February.
THEamarillo flowersare large, can reach 40 cm and open onto a majestic stem, 30 to 60 cm high, thegiant amarillosees a stem one meter high with a flower slightly larger than 40 cm. In short, we are faced with onebulbousvery high!
The flower buds are large, firm and free from brown areas. These are compact flowers that develop on a well erect stem with a bright green color: even the stem is very ornamental.
Each plant bears three to six flowers which open in succession ensuring a rather long flowering period. L'amarilloblooms between January and February, in the middle of winter!
Only at the end of theflowering, the armarillodevelops the leaves.
Amarillis in winter
These plants give light and color. The most loved are thered and white amarillisThe mottled varieties are also very beautiful. L'amarillois a very hardy, easy to plantcultivateand that givesflowersspectacular in the middle of winter.
While flowering occurs in mid-winter, the plant begins to develop leaves only at the end of this phase. The plant does not develop leaves and flowers simultaneously so as not to waste too much energy.
The leaves are not visible at the time of purchase: typically these bulbs are bought in bloom between January and February. The leaves are bright green, very lively.
Amaryllis does not bloom
If well maintained, theamarylliscan heto flourishfor another three to five years in a row because the new flower bud forms inside the old bulb. Probably, if theamaryllisit is grown at home, in the home environmentfloweringit is postponed to the spring period. In short, at home, if theamaryllis does not bloomin January and February it is normal! If thefloweringit does not even arrive in spring, you will have to re-evaluate the cultivation environment.
In plants ready for thefloweringthe bulb must protrude from the ground for a third of its height, covered with intact tunics and without mold. Aamarilloin good condition, it must be free from mold, free from soft areas or browning.
Incultivate amarillo in potsit is necessary to respect all the needs of the plant. In the care to be given to theamarillisit is necessary:
- The plants should be placed in a bright position but not in full sun. Too sunny positions lead to shorter flowering and faded colors. Only after flowering can the plant be moved to an area in bright light.
- The plant should be watered every three days. The plant should be watered every two days only in the flowering phase.
- Eliminate the drain water from the saucer. During the vegetative rest, when there are no jets, the plant must not be irrigated.
- In the vegetative rest phase, the bulbs must be placed at a temperature of 10 ° C. The best growth is obtained with temperatures between 16 and 24 ° C. At temperatures above 25 ° C the plant does not bloom or the flowers wither.
- L'amarillisit must be cultivated with fertile soil, flowering depends on the quality of the soil.
- To stimulate flowering, use a specific fertilizer for flowering plants to be administered every 7 days.
Use a well-drained soil and, when repotting, add a little sand.
To start growing, you can use bulbs for sale in garden centers or on Amazon (red and white amaryllis bulbs). They are cultivated and multiplied like the others spring-flowering bulbous plants.