Fresh Flower Amaryllis Flower Care Tips
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Amaryllis Flower Care Tips

   
     
Amarillys Flower Care Tips .

Names:

Amaryllis Flower,

Hippeasirum, Amaryllis Belladonna or Belladonna Lily.
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Varieties:

The true Amaryllis Belladonna Flower, and the Hippeastrum hybrids are the more common amaryllis. Hippeastrums are available in single and double varieties as well.
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Colors:

White, pale yellow or green; shades of pink; salmon, red, and burgundy. Some are striped or variegated.
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Flower Scent:

None, except for the Belladonna variety, which has a mild, sweet fragrance.
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Freshness:

Most of the blossoms are closed, but show good color and size. Watch for bruises on the tips of the blossoms.
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Vase Life:

Approximately 7 to 10 days or longer.
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Availability:

Amaryllis Hippeastrum Flower is available December to April for cut flowers.The bulbs are avail­able in the fall. The Belladonna variety is available in late August to early October.
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Cost:

Winter — expensive.
Spring — moderately expensive.
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Meaning:

This dramatic flower symbolizes pride.
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Arranging Tip:

Amaryllis stand about 24 inches or more. They make an impressive statement alone or mixed in tall arrangements, but can be just as showy cut down for shorter bouquets.
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Growing Tip:

To force amaryllis bulbs, pick a container only slightly larger than the bulb. Amaryllis bulbs like to be crowded, because they rot easily and a smaller space cuts down on excess moisture. Plant the bulb with one-third of its surface exposed. Water once and place in medium to strong light. Do not water again until there is a sign of growth. Then water once or twice a week. When the bulb is finished flowering, continue watering until the stalk and leaves die back, thus nourishing the bulb forthe next flowering. Stop watering, place in a cool, dark spot for approximately six months, then start the process again. The older the bulb, the more flower stalks the bulb will produce. Purchasing older or aged bulbs is well worth the cost and effort.
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Other:

Amaryllis Flower in bud stage opens slowly and turns toward the light. Make sure this flower is in an evenly lit place, or you may need to turn the vase or pot to ensure a well-developed blossom.
 
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