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•Status in Florida: Cultivated, non-native

•Size at Maturity: Amaryllis typically grows from large bulbs and produces tall flower stalks, reaching heights of about 1 to 2 feet tall.

•Phenology: Amaryllis is a bulbous perennial with strap-shaped leaves and large, showy flowers.

•Life Cycle: Perennial bulbous plant

•Bloom Season: Amaryllis typically blooms in late winter to early spring, but indoor-grown bulbs can be forced to bloom at other times of the year.

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Deciduous

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained, fertile soil; Amaryllis bulbs prefer sandy or loamy soil with good drainage.

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Moderate moisture; Amaryllis prefers evenly moist soil during the growing season but should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings.

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Amaryllis is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, landscapes, and containers. It can be planted in flower beds, borders, or used as a focal point in the garden.

•Maintenance Tips: Provide support for tall flower stalks to prevent bending or breaking. Deadhead spent flowers to promote continued blooming and remove faded foliage after flowering.

•Considerations: Amaryllis bulbs can be grown indoors in pots or outdoors in the garden. They are valued for their large, colorful flowers, which come in a variety of shades including red, pink, white, and orange.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; deer and rabbits typically do not bother Amaryllis bulbs or foliage.

•Edible: Amaryllis bulbs are not typically consumed as they contain toxic compounds that can cause gastrointestinal upset if ingested.

•Medicinal Uses: Amaryllis bulbs are not used for medicinal purposes and should not be ingested.

•Toxicity to Pets: Amaryllis bulbs contain toxins that can be harmful to pets if ingested, causing symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Amaryllis - Hippeastrum spp., non-native


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