Butterfly Amaryllis

Butterfly Amaryllis

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An exotic species Hippeastrum hailing from Brazil. Flowers bloom for up to eight weeks on tall, straight stems above fleshy basal foliage. These bulbs are of flowering size.

The soft, green petals are overlaid with contrasting maroon striations.

If you choose to grow yours in pots, once in flower, they can be bought indoors to display. The flowering time varies depending on climate.

In warmer climates Hippeastrum papilio will remain evergreen. Keep moist (but not soggy – use a well drained soil/potting mix) and fertilise regularly from early spring to summer for best blooms. They should be relatively dry over dormancy autumn/winter.

In pots they love to be overcrowded, so don’t put yours in a large pot, and it is better to allow them to be pot bound before potting on.

‘Papilio’ is French for Butterfly, a good description of this flowers form, just like a swallowtail.


Supplied as: Pots

Code

HIPBF

Botantical name

Hippeastrum papilio

Height

40-60cm

Width

20cm

Flowers

Winter to Spring

Climate

Cool to Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

Water needs

1