Gardening cultivates the creative and aesthetic aspects of your mind. However, sometimes it becomes a burden to pursue your hobby. And the dream of enjoying the flowers in your lawn or roof garden becomes difficult. Amaryllis, after bloom care, can save you from this frustrating situation.
At the proper season of the year, tuck it in the pot, that’s all you need to accomplish. Moreover, you will observe the mesmerizing blossoms within eight weeks. Hence, you don’t need any strict daily care for it. And your dream of a beautiful indoor garden in the winter will become a reality. Especially if you are a native of South America.
Why Amaryllis After Bloom Care?
To grow Amaryllis in your home is incredibly easy. Some people don’t have enough time to treat the plants following a specific routine. But they too can enjoy these large dinner-plate-sized blossoms in their house. Will you find anybody who doesn’t want to avail of this opportunity?
Thus, it is a recent trend to make your winters more beautiful and enjoyable. Though the Hippeastrum (scientific name of Amaryllis) cultivation is time-consuming, its popularity is lately increasing. Amaryllis Belladonna and Hippeastrum, both came from the Amaryllidaceae family. Besides the botanical differences, there are dissimilarities in the region of origin. Therefore, you, as a mere flower and nature lover, will also be able to discriminate them. Amaryllis Belladonna is vibrant red, tubular, and the width is around 4 inches. Its blossom season is late autumn or early winter.
History Of Amaryllis
This is a South American native. Hippeastrum, on the other hand, has species scattered in the various parts of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Peru.
In the 17th century, some of the species came to Europe from South America. During that time, they had thinner petals and were not like the broad trumpet look that we see today. The flower breeder combines them with other European flowers, and we get the hybrid. After various kinds of hybridization, we get a long, tubular, cheerful red Amaryllis. They say that the first hybrid appeared in the year 1799. However, it took longer to reach the U.S. from Europe. Though it came in the U.S. in 1930, it didn’t get the recognization before the 1950s.
Initially, this was used only for bedding plants. Slowly people realized its potential to use as indoor plants. With different types of hybridization, they are now available in white, pink, peach, red, and orange shades.
The Amaryllis specialist, Cees Van Dar Lip, works on the breeding for years. He is continuously experimenting with it. He adds that the stem should be long but not too much so that people can use it indoors. Double Amaryllises are available for several years, but Cees is not satisfied with it.
On the regular schedule, it takes about eight-nine months to grow. Furthermore, they fall into the dormancy in September. So, they need two months or a little more dormancy period before the beginning of the news cycle. Hence, this is the reason why South African hybrids are making their place first. In the near future, the names Brushing Bride, Candy Floss, and Carnival will become extremely popular.