Amaryllis Strong King
Amaryllis Strong King One of the largest of the Summer bloomers, Amaryllis is a guaranteed mood lifter. Our extra-large bulbs are sourced from top amaryllis producers around the world and are set to bloom just in time for the holidays. Plant, water very lightly, and get ready to enjoy flowers within 6-8 weeks. Make Dancing Queen the centerpiece of your holiday decor and then move her outside for the summer. Bring back in around August, stop watering, and wait for new flower stalks to emerge. She’ll keep dancing for you for years!
Amaryllis Strong King In the north, this will perform best in a dry, well drained spot in full baking sun. In the south, some shade is best. They make excellent potted plants in colder zones.
The bulbs for sale are about 1″ across. These are a little shy of blooming size.
Amaryllis Dynasty genus Hippeastrum that are native to tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas. Some species grow in rock crevices in savannas that have distinct dry and wet seasons; others grow in high plateau regions that have cool weather for most of the year.
Common name: Hippeastrum
Color: The usual color is white with crimson veins, but pink or purple also occur naturally.
Bloom time: Late December until the end of June.
Height: 24 in/60 cm.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Amaryllis like their soil rich, but exceptionally well-drained, so ideally create a mix from one part well-rotted manure, one part horticultural grit or sand, and two parts leaf mould. Two-thirds good compost mixed with one-third grit also does fine.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil.
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Temprature: 30C above
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
Harvesting: After the amaryllis has stopped flowering, it can be made to flower again. Cut the old flowers from the stem after flowering, and when the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb. Continue to water and fertilize as normal all summer, or for at least 5-6 months, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When the leaves begin to yellow, which normally occurs in the early fall, cut the leaves back to about 2 inches from the top of the bulb and remove the bulb from the soil. Clean the bulb and place it in a cool (40-50 deg. F), dark place such as the crisper of your refrigerator for a minimum of 6 weeks. Caution: Do not store amaryllis bulbs in a refrigerator that contains apples, this will sterilize the bulbs. Store the bulbs for a minimum of 6 weeks.
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