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  • amaryllis bulb
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Hippeastrum 'Terra Mystica'

amaryllis bulb

20% OFF Amaryllis bulbs
1 bulb £12.99 £10.39
1 bulb £12.99 £10.39
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  • Position: bright indirect light
  • Soil: good quality potting compost
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Hardiness: frost tender (will need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 26+

    Each bulb will produce at least one (but often more) stout, upright stems, topped with a cluster of showy, trumpet-shaped flowers. These are primarily terracotta in colour, but have a deep plum throat and a fine white border around the outer edge of each petal. Offering colourful flowers inside the home during some of the darkest months of the year, they make a great alternative to freshly cut flowers.

  • General care: Fill a pot with good quality potting compost, setting the bulb in the compost so that the top two thirds are exposed. Water the compost only when the surface is dry, watering too much just after potting can cause the bulb to rot. Keep the plant in a sunny spot, though not direct sun and rotate the plant so as to avoid the flower stalk leaning towards the light.

    Once flowering has finished cut off the flower stalk 5-10cm above the bulb - don't cut off the foliage. Water when the surface of the compost is dry and feed regularly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Usually the best thing to do is keep watering it through the summer and in autumn stop watering and move to a dark, dim spot. This stimulates the drought season of the plant’s native South America. Allow it to dry out for a few months so that the foliage wilts and dies back. In November bring it back in to the light and start watering again. Old foliage should be removed though take care not to cut any new shoots off. In a few weeks a new flower shoot will appear and flower just in time for Christmas.




  • Harmful if eaten
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