Hippeastrum Growing Instructions

Growing Hippeastrum in pots:
Pot bulb into any size container into which it will fit – providing it has drainage holes.
Choose a brand name potting mix (ph 6.0 to 7.0). It should contain no tree bark or fresh manure.
Hold bulb over the pot so the roots hang into the pot. Fill in around bulb with medium. Firm down so no air pockets remain
The nose of the bulb should be above the pots rim with its shoulders protruding above the soil surface
After planting water well and firm down soil again. Be careful not to damage plant roots or bulb
Place potted bulb in a light warm position at room temperature
As first flora stems lengthen, rotate pot a half turn every day to help stop the stem growing towards the strongest source of light
Do not over water. Feed occasionally with a bulb fertiliser.
When flowering has finished and foliage is drying down, place the bulb and pot on its side in a cool, dry place.
Allow the bulb a well earned rest without food or water for 3 months. Afterwards remove the old foliage, wash bulb and repeat from the start again, or place in the garden to flower again in Spring.

by Bulbs Direct