The Guide to Caring For Your:
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids)
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids) is a popular flowering bulb plant known for its large, showy blooms in shades of red, pink, white, and orange. Here is a guide on how to care for Amaryllis:
Watering:Amaryllis prefer to be kept evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the soil surface feels dry to the touch, and make sure to empty any excess water from the saucer to avoid root rot.
Lighting:Amaryllis requires bright, indirect light to bloom. Place the plant near a window with filtered light or under fluorescent lights. Avoid direct sun exposure, which can scorch the leaves.
Humidity:Amaryllis prefer average household humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water, or by misting the leaves regularly.
Feeding:Fertilize your Amaryllis every 2 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season. Cease fertilizing as soon as the flower stalk begins to form.
Pests & Deficiencies:Common pests include spider mites, scale insects, and mealybugs. If you notice yellowing leaves or stunted growth, it could be due to a deficiency of key nutrients like nitrogen or phosphorus.