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Amaryllis in kitchen


By Balcony

Amaryllis in kitchen (Amaryllis)

I was surprised a couple of days ago to find this Amaryllis with such a tall scape on the windowsill of my brother-in-law's bedroom! He was away in Spain, visiting family & friends, & I found it among the other dozen plants there! I moved it to the kitchen, but when the flowers start to opne I will move it on to our living room table so everyone can admire its beauty!

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How exciting! I wonder what colour it will be? I had a 'Red Lion' for Christmas and it has put out the most beautiful pair of scapes. I am becoming a convert, Balcony!

14 Apr, 2023


Bet you can't wait, Balc! You must post a pic when it's open and in full bloom!

15 Apr, 2023


I had to go to a "garden" store the other day and added 4 more hippie bulbs to my collection. I'm going to try to cross them with frozen pollen from the H. papilio and the 2 H. cybister types I have that are now in bloom. I have used the pollen from H. papilio on the cybisters and hope it will take.

16 Apr, 2023


Glad to know you had a couple of beautiful scapes at Christmas Ange! Keep the leaves growing all summer & fertilize them with a general fertilizer now until 21st June. Then change to a tomato or rose fertilizer till September 21st when you should stop all feeding. After a couple of weeks you can stop giving them any more water till you see signs of new growth, perhaps a bud! Then start very slowly to water them again. They will need a couple of months of rest & cold (not FROST!) to start again next year.

Perhaps tomorrow, Kate!

I wish you all the very best of luck, Wylie & will watch your efforts with a lot of interest, so do keep as updated, won't you?

17 Apr, 2023


Thanks for the advice, Balcony. I would like to keep it if I can.

18 Apr, 2023


Just search my blogs for more info. I've written a number over the years! You can also ask me if you need help; I'll do my best to answer any questions you might have regarding Amaryllis - though I've only my own experience from growing them! 😆

19 Apr, 2023


Thank you.

20 Apr, 2023

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