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Hippeastrum ‘Red Lion’

Amarylis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
  • Common name: Amarylis
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Hippeastrum ‘Red Lion’

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.

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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.

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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.

How to grow Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' and wildlife

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' poisonous?

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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