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Santiago Amaryllis
A Touch of the Tropics for the Winter Home!

Santiago Amaryllis

Bulb
Item # 22403
$16.95
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No Color Combination Quite Like It!

Unique trumpet shape and slender, perfectly striped petals.
When the occasion calls for something with a bit of extra pizzazz, a step or two out of the ordinary, rely on Santiago Amaryllis! This extraordinary trumpet-flowered Amaryllis offers distinctive wine-red and white striping -- very symmetrical -- on long, slender, elegantly triangular petals. The blooms add a tropical note to the holiday home!

These flowers are so distinctive, slowly opening from long, slender, elegantly pointed buds. Much more widely spaced than most others, they are not spider-flowered, but rather an in-between size resembling trumpet lilies. And the color is one-of-a-kind: a grape-influenced red, very bold, with pure white stripes piercing the center of each petal. So eye-catching!

Like all our Amaryllis, Santiago can be grown at any time of year -- just pot it up 6 to 8 weeks before the date you want it to begin blooming! The flowers are very long-lasting -- several weeks is common, or up to a week if cut for the vase -- and trouble-free.

To get years of color from your Amaryllis keep about 1/3 to 2/3 of the bulb exposed above the soil, and water it in thoroughly. Unless the soil looks dry, you should not water it again until green shoots appear.

When the first growth appears, move the plant into a sunny spot and keep it very well-watered until it blooms. Once the blooms open, move it out of direct sunlight to prolong the life of the flowers.

After the blooms (finally) pass, trim their stems down to a few inches, place the pot back in a sunny spot, and keep watering and feeding it until the leaves turn yellow. (Most Amaryllis remain green for months, their deeply colored, strap-like foliage an attractive addition to the home or office.) When the foliage dies back, remove the plant from sun, stop watering, and keep the bulb potted up in a dry, cool place. Let it rest for at least 10 weeks before beginning the color show all over again!

If you do re-pot you bulb (which you probably should every 3 to 5 years), you may notice small bulbils growing along the edges of the main bulb. These may be left alone or potted separately and grown as new plants (though they will take several years to reach mature size, of course).

If you live in a tropical climate (zones 9-10), Amaryllis will grow like Topsy in your garden. Plant the bulbs about 8 inches deep, spacing 6 to 8 inches between plants. Fertilize the soil about 3 weeks after planting. Blooms appear in mid- to late winter.

Genus Hippeastrum
Variety Santiago
ItemForm Bulb
BloomStartToEnd Late Winter
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Gift, Indoor Growing
BloomColor Dark Red, Magenta, Multi-Color, White
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Houseplant, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands