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Papilio - Hippeastrums | Amaryllis

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Papilio - Hippeastrums | Amaryllis - Oldboy&
Papilio - Hippeastrums | Amaryllis - Oldboy&
Papilio - Hippeastrums | Amaryllis - Oldboy&
Papilio - Hippeastrums | Amaryllis - Oldboy&


Hippeastrum 'Papilio'


  • Species: Hippeastrum hybrid
  • Growth Habit: Can be grown directly in soil or in pots
  • Flower Characteristics:
    • Colour: Light lime green blooms with dominant deep burgundy veins and markings
    • Bloom Count: Typically two flowers per stem
  • Flowering Time:
    • August to October
    • Winter and spring in the subtropics

Growing Zones: Suitable for various regions across Australia

Planting Details:

  • Preferred Habitat: Ideal for growing directly in the ground or in pots

How to Plant:

  1. Location: Choose a spot with partial shade to bright indirect light.
  2. Soil Preparation: Ensure well-draining soil. Prepare the soil to a depth of 20cm if planting directly in the ground.
  3. Planting Method:
    • Plant the bulb with the neck slightly above the soil level, ensuring good air circulation around the plant to prevent moisture buildup.
    • Space bulbs 10cm apart if planting multiple bulbs.
    • If planting in pots, use a well-draining potting mix and place some gravel at the base of the pot to improve drainage.

Care Instructions:

  • Watering: Water regularly, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Avoid overwatering to prevent rot.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season.
  • Temperature: Protect from frost; ideal temperatures range from 15-25°C.
  • Naturalisation: These bulbs can thrive for many years when left undisturbed in their chosen habitat.

Additional Notes:

  • Hippeastrum 'Papilio' is known for its striking light lime green blooms with deep burgundy veins and markings, making it a distinctive addition to any garden or collection.
  • Ensure the plant receives adequate light and proper care to enjoy its beautiful blooms each year.

Happy Gardening! Enjoy the unique beauty of your Hippeastrum 'Papilio'!

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