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Hippeastrum 'Christmas Star' (Amaryllis 'Christmas Star')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hippeastrum 'Christmas Star'

Other names

Amaryllis 'Christmas Star'

Genus

Hippeastrum Hippeastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Christmas Star' _ 'Christmas Star' is a tender, bulbous perennial with strap-shaped, dark green leaves and, in mid- to late winter, an upright stem bearing two to six, large, funnel-shaped, white-marked, red flowers with bright green throats.


Hippeastrum 'Christmas Star' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause stomach upset if ingested

Flower

Flushed white, Red in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe with heat. Grow individually in small pots and repot regularly. Will not come true from seed; alternative method of propagation is to remove offsets in autumn.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Hippeastrum 'Christmas Star' (Amaryllis 'Christmas Star') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in autumn, burying one third of its depth in compost and water in. Once leaves start to appear, water regularly. Keep in bright conditions with morning sun but avoid direct, intense, afternoon sunlight. Best in temperatures ranging from 15-18C.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Hippeastrum 'Christmas Star'

Other names

Amaryllis 'Christmas Star'

Genus

Hippeastrum Hippeastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Christmas Star' _ 'Christmas Star' is a tender, bulbous perennial with strap-shaped, dark green leaves and, in mid- to late winter, an upright stem bearing two to six, large, funnel-shaped, white-marked, red flowers with bright green throats.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause stomach upset if ingested


Colour

Flower

Flushed white, Red in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe with heat. Grow individually in small pots and repot regularly. Will not come true from seed; alternative method of propagation is to remove offsets in autumn.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hippeastrum 'Christmas Star' (Amaryllis 'Christmas Star') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in autumn, burying one third of its depth in compost and water in. Once leaves start to appear, water regularly. Keep in bright conditions with morning sun but avoid direct, intense, afternoon sunlight. Best in temperatures ranging from 15-18C.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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