Thursday, 17 May 2012

HOW TO GET YOUR HIPPEASTRUM BULB TO FLOWER AGAIN!

If like me, you've often been given an Hippeastrum bulb which flowered gloriously, then left you with a pot of soil and a rotting bulb which never flowers again and which (guiltily) you put in the bin a year later, then this advice is for you!

So this is what you do:
  • after flowering keep the plant in a sunny spot, water and feed as normal.
  • in September, move to a cooler position for 8-10 weeks, stop feeding, water less (but don't let it dry out).
  • after this time cut off the leaves to within 10cm (4") of the bulb, take off and replace the top 2cm of compost.
  • now place in a warmer (around 20 degrees) well-lit place and water as normal.
And hopefully, you will see flowers again!

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