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Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb
Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb

Amaryllis Red Lion Bulb

Whether youíre looking for a splash of colour or a gorgeous houseplant, then Amaryllis (or Hippeastrum) is just the plant that you are looking for.

Even though they usually flower in early spring,…

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Whether youíre looking for a splash of colour or a gorgeous houseplant, then Amaryllis (or Hippeastrum) is just the plant that you are looking for.

Even though they usually flower in early spring, Amaryllis are best known as a house plant for Christmas time, making superb gifts that really brighten festive displays when grown. This bulb is supplied ready to sprout leaves and burst into flower - all you need is water and a little care to raise a fascinating flowering plant.

This large bulb will produce a strong stem bearing three or four dazzling red trumpet blooms. Planted in December and kept in a warm room they will bloom in around 6-8 weeks and provide interest throughout as the stems steadily emerge and blooms unfurl. Plant them in October for Christmas blooms.

Perfect as room decoration this Amaryllis can also be cut as a trendy addition to a modern floral vase. They're really easy to grow too - just plant your Amaryllis into bulb compost so that the top third of the bulb is above the compost, keep it well-watered (but not damp) and watch it grow!

Over the summer, when the flowers have been removed, place your amaryllis outside in a sunny sheltered position as a foliage plant to enjoy it for longer.

Supplied as a single bulb, sized 24/26cm, ready to plant up. Ultimate height 45-50cm.

PLANT FEATURES
  • Max Height:50 cm
  • Max Spread:20 cm
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Protect From Frost
  • Cut Flower
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

Amaryllis don't like root disturbance, so only repot once every three or four seasons. They grow best in small pots, so donít be tempted to get one more than 8in or so across.

Care Guide

Planting your Amaryllis:

  • A tender bulb, Amaryllis need to be planted and grown indoors. Just plant the bulb in good compost (our premium professional compost is ideal), water regularly and place somewhere warm and sunny, out of direct light.
  • Plant each amaryllis bulb, pointed end up, in an 8in clay pot. (plastic pots can tip over as the blooms get heavier). Pack the compost gently around the bulb leaving around one-third of the top of the bulb exposed.
  • Use a support stake if the blooms look top heavy.
  • Feed every 10-14 days with a standard tomato fertiliser and rotate the pot a quarter turn every day to encourage the stem to grow straight.
  • Most varieties will begin blooming six to eight weeks after planting although some can take as long as ten weeks.
  • To get the blooms to last longer, move the plant to a cool room once the buds open.
  • Remove the flower stalk once blooming has finished and place your amaryllis outside to make the most of the summer sun. The leaves will start to die back in autumn, and you can allow the bulb to dry slightly before bringing it back indoors in October to rest for a few weeks before starting the cycle again.

Aftercare Advice for Amaryllis:

  • Place the pot in a bright position, out of direct sunlight. Water sparingly until you see about 5cm (2in) of new growth, then water regularly.
  • As your amaryllis grows, turn the pot a quarter turn each day to encourage the flower stalks to grow straight.
  • Flower buds will appear at the top of the stalk, followed by the huge blooms.
  • Flowers can be cut for the vase and will last up to 2 weeks.

Pruning Advice for Amaryllis:

  • As individual flowers start to fade, carefully snip them off. Once all flowers on a flower stalk has faded, cut the stem back to within a few inches of the bulb and move the plant outside once all risk of frost has passed.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 5 to 7 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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Size Guide
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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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