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Scientific Name: Hippeastrum cvs.
Pronunciation: hip-ee-ASS-trum
Common Name: amaryllis
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Flowers large, sweet smelling, lily-like, on thick peduncle.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Central America, Garden origin, Mexico, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 C)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include H. 'Red Lion' (a hybrid).
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:6
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Magenta
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Additional Info: Usually 4 flowers per umbel. Perianth: "petals" = 6 tepals (3 petals + 3 sepals) or petals and sepals may appear different.

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Green, Brown
Fruiting Time: May, Jun
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Organ Modifications: Bulbs

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Other:Plant bulb with top half above soil. More info.
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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