Amaryllis 'Purple Rain' + 'Exotica' - BulbHippeastrum 'Purple Rain' + 'Exotica'
These two multi-coloured Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Exotica'® are very appealing - The softness of the white and pink petals of 'Purple Rain' is exquisite and 'Exotica' is rather special and unusual with its soft apricot petals with deeper coloured veins.Show more
Show moreHippeastrum 'Purple Rain' and 'Exotica' bulbs are quite easy to grow indoors. If they can not be planted immediately after receiving them store in a cool place. Plant in a pot filled with fresh potting medium. Be sure to cover the bottom of the pot with a layer of potsherds or hydro granules. Approximately one third of the bulb may protrude above the soil. Water well and place in full daylight and enjoy the wonderful wealth of flowers. Every few days turn the pot so that the plant gets equal amount of daylight.
Show morePlace the Hippeastrum ‘Purple Rain' and 'Exotica' bulbs directly in a bright, warm place. Water in small amounts at first, then water more often as you see the leaves and buds growing. At this stage, you should add plant food regularly when watering. During the flowering period place the pot away from direct sunlight, they will then remain beautiful for a longer time. After the flowering period cut the flowers off and the stem can be removed when it begins to wilt.
General care for HippeastrumKeep watering and feeding your Hippeastrum 'Purple Rain' and 'Exotica', even after the flowering period so that the bulbs can store sufficient food. Stop watering in September as round about this time the leaves start to die. Keep the bulbs in a cool, dark place and repot in December to encourage growth once again.
Show moreHippeastrum ‘Purple Rain’ has large soft white and pink flowers. With Hippeastrum ‘Exotica’ the flowers are a soft apricot shade with a darker heart. Both varieties are beautifully shaped and very eye-catching, also in a vase or a flower arrangement. Hippeastrum is still known under its old name, Amaryllis.