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Hippeastrum 'Chico'  

This really is a very unusual hippeastrum with slender twisted petals of ivory, soft green and burgundy looking not unlike a Catherine Wheel. It arrived today and the bulb is HUGE so I have high hopes for a good performance in its first year. There is already a flowerbud peeping from the neck of the bulb. I sized it up for a six inch pot and had to settle for the seven and a half because it had less than half an inch of space all round.

This planting is in the Plants in the House garden .


Latest Milestone Flowering

Quantity: 1

Plant Amaryllis Hippeastrum 464
Variety Chico 1


Care Instructions

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Amaryllis 'Chico' is known for growing to a height of approximately 75.0 cm (that's 2.44 feet in imperial).

Try to apply water fairly sparingly.

Amaryllis 'Chico' tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.6 and 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.

More information about Hippeastrum 'Chico' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Hippeastrum 'Chico' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Just seen this photo of yours today, that bulb is immense! Looks more the size of a coconut!

Posted on 06 Feb 12 (over 6 years ago)

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