hippeastrum


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hippeastrum

(hɪpɪˈæstrəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the South American amaryllidaceous genus Hippeastrum: cultivated for their large funnel-shaped typically red flowers
[C19: New Latin, from Greek hippeus knight + astron star]
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Noun1.hippeastrum - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowershippeastrum - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers
amaryllis - bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
genus Hippeastrum - bulbous flowering plants of tropical America
References in classic literature ?
This case of the Crinum leads me to refer to a most singular fact, namely, that there are individual plants, as with certain species of Lobelia, and with all the species of the genus Hippeastrum, which can be far more easily fertilised by the pollen of another and distinct species, than by their own pollen.
| Plant amaryllis bulbs (hippeastrum) indoors in pots for spring flowers.
| PLANT up hippeastrum bulbs for a delightful display of exotic blooms.
This study aims to characterize and compare different substrates in the acclimatization of seedlings of Hippeastrum reticulatum var.
The bulbs are usually planted with their shoulders exposed, rather like Hippeastrum bulbs, and may be frosted in very high elevations, so best grown not above 300 metres elevation.
AT this time of year you can buy amaryllis or hippeastrum gift kits complete with bulb, pot and compost.
hippeastri was originally described from amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) and then reported from bromeliads in Florida (Inserra et al., 2007; De Luca et al., 2012).
This family is not the same as the large showy flowers we commonly refer to as Amaryllis; those are Hippeastrum. Amaryllis obviously had a better press agent than the alliums in order to get the whole family of veggies named after a member with a mere two species.
||Plant hippeastrum and paper white narcissus in pots now to flower at the en of the year, but keep them inside as neither will stand being frosted.