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a genus of bulbaceous, herbaceous perennial plants of the Amaryllidaceae family. There are about 75 subtropical and tropical American species that are raised everywhere (frequently under the name “amaryllis”) as house plants and in hothouses. In the south they are raised on open soil. They are plants with long ribbon-like or belt-like leaves and large funnel-shaped or bell-shaped flowers of various colors set on high floral shoots. The ribbon Hippeastrum (H. vittatum) and the tall Hippeastrum (H. procerum) are among the species raised in the USSR.


Dictionary of Gardening, 2nd ed., vol. 2. Oxford, 1956.


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Investigacao do Potencial Antioxidante e anticolinesterasico de Hippeastrum (Amaryllidaceae).
Effect of growing media and mineral fertilization on growth, flowering bulbs productivity and chemical constituents of Hippeastrum vittatum, Herb.
Plants of Amaryllis hippeastrum are suitable for planting in the bed, pot, rookery, shrubbery and greenhouse garden and also in landscaping.
Keywords: Hippeastrum vittatum; Amaryllidaceae; Cytotoxic activity; Alkaloids; Montanine; Vittatine
El cariotipo fundamental del genero Hippeastrum Herb.
unplugged, 1997, the British hippeastrum collector in The 4 Seasons of Veronica Read, 2001.
If watering and feeding hippeastrum plants (you probably know them as amaryllis, but that is a mis-nomer) since they finished flowering, now is the time to stop and let the leaves die down.
Plant tender hippeastrum bulbs in a pot 5cm wider than the diameter of the bulb, with one-third to half of the bulb above compost level.
YOU can buy Hippeastrum or Amaryllis gift kits complete with bulb, pot and compost, or buy plants in bud and combine them with foliage houseplants in a larger pot.
A clump of hippeastrum spreads indefatigably in Valley gardens, producing an arresting blare of trumpets that grows louder from one year to the next.