Amaryllis is the Choice for December

Amaryllis is the Choice for December

Amaryllis is the Choice for December

The stylish and sensual Amaryllis (also known as Hippeastrum) is available in many varieties and rich earthy colours.

This houseplant’s big feature is its changing appearance. A stately hollow stem emerges from a bulb on which smooth buds develop. Those open into voluminous calyxes with velvety petals in white, salmon, red, pink or even green. The flowers can reach a diameter of 20 cm. This is very spectacular and creates a lavish display throughout the winter months. 

Member of the Narcissus Family

Amaryllis is a member of the Narcissus family, with more than 70 species. It’s native to the sub-tropical regions of Mexico and the Caribbean through to northern Argentina. The first plants probably developed in Brazil with the plant first cultivated in Europe in around 1800. 

Sales and Display tips for Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a real winter bloomer with a classic December/January vibe. Place various sizes and different colours together, or show modern ways of using the plant. Kokedama, lying in a bowl, on a bulb stand or in a terrarium – it’s worth showing what else can be done with the plant apart from just having it flower in a pot. 

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