Hippeastrum cultivation in open ground
Hippeastrum cultivation in open ground

For summer holidays - in the garden

Tell about growing hippeastrum in open ground? Next year I want to experiment with my green pets.

Irina Kozyr, Bryansk region

- Hippeastrums are planted in open ground after the threat of return frosts passes, in late May and early June. A week before the transplant, they shed the soil in pots with the Aktara solution (according to the instructions).

During this period, plants usually lose old, long leaves, so it is better to cut them to half immediately, leave the central ones as they are. The presence of a large amount of organic matter is undesirable in the soil - it provokes fungal diseases.


For planting, they select open sunny places without stagnation of water, away from moisture-loving plants (hydrangeas or daylilies).

Having removed the bulb from the pot, the soil is shaken off, and the old, rotten roots are carefully removed.

Inspect for diseases (in particular, stagonosporosis, or red burn).

A layer of sand (1-2 cm) is poured onto the bottom of the hole. Bulb is planted so that its upper half is on the surface of the soil. After planting, watered with a slightly bluish solution of copper sulfate. Moderate humidity is maintained throughout the summer, avoiding excess moisture. Water only at the root!

If signs of a red burn are found, all damaged places are cut out and treated with any fungicide (according to instructions). Leave at least 5 days in the air to dry. At this time, new red spots may appear, they are removed and the bulbs are again treated with fungicide.

Then each planted with a bottom in dry soil so that it remains on the surface as much as possible. The first watering - days through 10 and only fungicide (according to the instructions). Water is not watered until complete recovery, they are not fed anything. The advantages of growing hippeastrum in open ground are that they grow a large number of bulb children, especially if they have not bloomed this season.


Hippeastrum on the street. Landing of the Hippeastrum in the open ground.

© Author: Tatiana POLITOVA, plant collector, Oryol.

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3 Review (s)

  1. Irina KRAVTSOVA, Bryansk

    In January I check resting hippeastrums more often. Noticing their flower shoots, I transplant the plants into fresh soil. I cut off some of the old roots and shorten the remaining ones. After planting, I water no earlier than 3 days later. I place pots with plants in a bright place so that the flower stalks do not stretch out. Contrary to rumors, it is possible to rotate hippeastrums during budding. This does not affect the quality of flowering, and the peduncle is formed more evenly.

  2. Tatiana Mazurenko

    Seven years ago I sowed the seeds of hippeastrum. 60 of them sprouted, and due to inexperience I left them all to grow. I was looking forward to having a whole greenhouse of these beautiful flowers.
    At first everything went well, they took up little space. However, over the years the number of bulbs grew, and their size also increased. Soon the hippeastrums became crowded, and not all of them bloomed.
    I decided to take a radical step - reduce this squad, throw some of the bulbs into the compost heap. It was a pity, but there was no one to give it to, and I wasn’t much of a seller.
    I threw away 40 pieces. And after a while I noticed that a familiar bud had appeared from the compost heap. Well, what to do with someone who is so eager to live?! She took out a bud with a bulb from under the grass and planted it in a pot. In gratitude, the hippeastrum bloomed. And in the fall I had to take him home and return him to the rest of his family. This is how the cycle of flowers in nature happened.

  3. Ekaterina TULINOVA. Saint Petersburg.

    I can’t say that this is a simple flower, but the greatness of its beauty is worth any experienced difficulties.

    When buying another new product, I choose large and healthy bulbs. Now there are four “active” hippeastrums in my winter garden. There are also children who have not yet bloomed.
    For planting, I take a stable, heavy, but cramped pot for the onion. In a spacious one, foliage will grow, and you can not wait for flowering.

    I put flowerpots with bulbs in a bright, draft-free place. In the dark season, I light up (early in the morning or in the evenings).
    When an arrow appears with a bud in the ground, I install a transparent support for orchids. She holds the peduncle well.
    I feed the plant every 10 days with fertilizer for flowering species.
    After the beautiful flowering of the bulbs, every summer I grow them in a flower bed in the fresh air, so that they gain strength and become stronger. Having dug them out of the open ground at the beginning of autumn, I put them in the refrigerator, in the fruit section. And in November-December I plant them in pots and look forward to the buds.

    Hippeastrum in the open ground - planting and care


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