This beautifully decorated Waxz® Art Amaryllis bulb needs no water and will start growing right at your home. After approx. 3-6 weeks a beautiful red flower comes out.
Amaryllis belongs to the Amaryllidacea 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 nowadays available in many types and colors. Whereas this used to be mainly red and pink, now almost all colors are conceivable. A light or shady place are both possible. Keep the soil moist and additional fertilization is not necessary.
You can save an amaryllis in a pot to make it bloom again. After the last flowers, you must remove the stems. Leave the bulb in the pot and water. After four weeks cut the leaf and remove the bulb from the pot. Place it in a cool, mostly dry place, 10 to 17 'C (basement, etc.) Leave the bulb for about 13 weeks, then plant it again in a pot. Give the bulb water again and maintain room temperature. The bulb will start making leaves again and then give flowers again. Good luck. This bulbous crop is also doing well outside. The bulb can be planted outside from the beginning of May. Again, keep the soil moist for the best results. Make sure that the bulb is in a place where it cannot catch too much wind so that the petals remain beautiful.
This No Water Flowers (Amaryllis) is a fantastic gift for Valentine.