Crop & cultivation

DSC01572The amaryllis is a bulbous plant and, given its subtropical origin, grows best at relatively higher temperatures. Propagation takes place from seed, enemas (side balls) or scales.

Two growing seasons of 8-10 months each are generally required to achieve a mature bulb of flowering size from bulblets or twin scales.  A rest period of at least 8 weeks at 10-17C is then required, prior to planting, if the plant is to flower the following season.