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Hippeastrum Galaxy Group Lagoon Pbr

amaryllis bulb Hippeastrum (Galaxy Group) ‘Lagoon (PBR)’
Position: bright but not in full sun
Soil: good quality potting compost
Flowering period: December to March
Hardiness: frost tender (will need winter protection)
Bulb size: 26/28

Large rich pinkish red flowers (up to 10cm across) each with slightly ruffled texture to the petals top the stout stems of this gorgeous amaryllis in winter. It’s a showy affair that will help liven up the home during the duller months of the year.

General care: Fill a pot with good quality potting compost setting the bulb in the compost so that the top two thirds are exposed. Water the compost only when the surface is dry watering too much just after potting can cause the bulb to rot. Keep the plant in a sunny spot though not direct sun and rotate the plant so as to avoid the flower stalk leaning towards the light.

Once flowering has finished cut off the flower stalk 5-10cm above the bulb – don’t cut off the foliage. Water when the surface of the compost is dry and feed regularly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Usually the best thing to do is keep watering it through