Hippeastrums or ‘Hippies’ (Hippeastrum cvs) are a relative of the most popular Amaryllis or Bella Donna Lillies. They produce large, dominating flowers in summer on long stems that brighten up any garden or add some texture to annual beds.


How to grow hippeastrum in a garden

  1. Choose a well-drained spot in the garden that gets full sun to part shade and is sheltered from strong winds.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed before planting.
  3. Plant bulb with the point facing upwards, keeping the neck of the bulb at the soil surface.
  4. Space 30cm apart. Water sparingly.
  5. Once shoots start to appear, feed with Yates Thrive Rose & Flower Granular Plant Food which will bolster the bulbs nutrient supplies for a great flower display. TIP: For an added boost, apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
 
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How to grow hippeastrum in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun to part shade and is sheltered from strong winds.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Plant bulb with the point facing upwards keeping the neck of the bulb at the soil surface. Water sparingly.
  4. Once shoots start to appear, feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food, which will bolster the bulbs nutrient supplies for a great flower display.

Growing tips

  • Hippeastrums can remain in the soil season after season. Over time, plants can become overcrowded. Bulbs can be divided and offsets can be taken in early winter.
  • Once flowering has finished, cut the flower off at the base of the plant.
  • Due to the delicate nature of the flowers, avoid planting in areas with strong winds.

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