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botanical name:
Hippeastrum papilio
Hippeastrum papilio © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Butterfly Amaryllis
synonyms:  Amaryllis papilio
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & green
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 10°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Tropical bulb. Very striking, almost orchid-like, large green and purple-maroon striped flowers, produced in winter in the northern hemisphere. Dormant in summer.

cultivation:
Tender, grow in a pot as a house or conservatory plant, or outside in hot areas. Fertile well drained soil in sun or light shade. Water freely while in growth, keep dry when dormant.
Plant bulbs with the neck above soil level, in autumn (for northern hemisphere).

propagation:
From seed or bulb offsets.

usage:
House plant, conservatory plant

other notes:
Native of the Brazilian rain forests

RHS AGM

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