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Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) & Sprekelia (Aztec Lily)

Hippeastrum and Aztec Lilies are closely related genera from Mexico (Sprekelia) to South America (Hippeastrum). In trade Hippeastrum is usually available under the wrong name Amaryllis, which is a different genus from South Africa with two species only, namely Amaryllis belladonna and Amaryllis paradiscola. Most Hippeastrum and both Sprekelia species are herbaceous, winter or summer dormant bulbous plants, few Hippeastrum species from tropical areas are evergreen. All make lush foliage and spectacular inflorescences with quite large, trumpet shaped flowers. Unless not differently noted below, all are easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. Most species are self-incompatible and require two genetic different clones in order to successfully set seed after hand pollination. We ship 2-years old offset bulbs from plants which have been identified as the true species!
Bulbs will be shipped bareroot with leaves cut off and wrapped in slightly moist kitchen towl - plant them on receipt. The bulb will soon make new leaves after repotting.
Sow seed flat in any humus rich, well drained substrate. Cover seeds only very slightly with soil and keep pots at some 25°C in partial shade.
10 seeds per package.
Hippeastrum aulicum (Lily of the Palace)

Hippeastrum aulicum (Lily of the Palace)

45 (60)cm, Lily of the Palace is an autumn flowering Hippeastrum species from the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) and Cerrado region from Brazil to Paraguay. It makes very showy and large, bright red flowers with a green throat. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Seedlings are fast growing and under appropriate conditions they may reach flowering size after just two years. Very few packages available only. IX-XI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9298 € 7,99
seed package