This beautifully decorated Waxz® Art Amaryllis bulb does not need water and will start growing immediately at home. After about 3-6 weeks a beautiful red flower comes out.
Amaryllis belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is actually called Hippeastrum. Amaryllis and Hippeastrum are two closely related genera and are often confused. The biggest difference is in the stem. Amaryllis has a massive stem and Hippeastrum a hollow stem. Hippeus means knight and Astrum star, hence the Dutch name Ridderster.
Hippeastrum is now available in many types and colors. In the past this was mainly only red and pink, now almost all colors are conceivable. Large-flowered, double-flowered, small-flowered, leguminous and multiflora types have become available in a wide range in recent years.