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Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'


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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Plant details

Hippeastrum, or amaryllis, are most commonly grown as flowering houseplants, and are often given as gifts at Christmas. The bulbous plants hail from South Africa, and bear four to six large flowers on a tall, light green hollow stem.

It's easy to force amaryllis bulbs to flower indoors over Christmas, and once they've finished flowering they can be stored and encouraged to flower the following year.

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' bears large scarlet flowers. For best results, grow at room temperature, around 20°C in a well-lit room, in the sunniest position you can give it. Water sparingly at first, increasing the amount as the flower stems develop.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Hippeastrum

Cultivar: Red Lion

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 40cm

Spread: 25cm

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