Hippeastrum Barbados is a wonderful variety with stunning deep red flowers and a distinctive white stripe in the centre of the petals. Barbados is one of our very popular varieties that sells well.
Amaryllis or Hippeastrum as they are commonly known are a very popular indoor flowering bulb. We supply big grade bulbs which will produce at least two flower stems with 4 to 6 flowers per stem.
Plant the bulb in a good indoor bulb compost with approx top quarter of the bulb above the soil surface.
Plant in pots which are about 5cms bigger in circumference than the bulb. Remember the stems will grow quite tall and thus become top heavy so ensure containers will not fall over easily. Put some crocks in the bottom of the container to allow drainage away from the roots as it is not recommended to have drainage holes in the pots unless you are using a saucer.
Water well during the growing stage and feed regularly.
After flowering water and feed for a further 8-10 weeks and then with draw water and allow the foliage to die back. Leave dormant for a number of months before starting the cycle again.
Read our article here about Hippeastrum aftercare.
Ensure bulbs are planted in containers that are heavy enough to take the weight of the stem which can grow up to 24-30″ tall. In small plastic containers the pot can topple over.
Aspect: Indoor flowering, conservatories and greenhouses.
Soil type: Indoor Bulb compost
Flowering height: 24-36″
Flowering Depth: so top quarter of the bulbs is just visible above soil level.
New season top quality bulbs delivered from October onwards