The Amaryllis Family: Hippeastrum papilio

Hippeastrum papilio Hippeastrum papilio This is a native of Brazil. This species is commonly available from commerical sources, since it grows easiyl from seed and produces numerous offsets. The plant is evergreen or virtually so, taking a one month rest in summer and another month's rest in winter. Keep warm and moist all year. Grow in full sun for best flowering. Bulbs seem to get a large as Crinum bulbs when grown in the ground.
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