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Medium_mystery_red_002 I.D. this plant

Can you plese I.D. this plant. It is quite a large bulb with strap like foliage and has just flowered. As you can see it is a brilliant red and a most beautiful flower, I would like to know the name of it please. Thank ou.
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Submitted: 07:17PM, 02 Nov 2012
Answer: This plant looks like a hippeastrum. These bulbs are not suited for the coldest zones except as an indoor plant, they prefer warm to hot climate and can be grown in the tropics.

They thrive in a full sun, in well drained fertile soil but require protection from the wind.

Plant with the neck of the bulb above soil level,in pots about one quarter of the bulb should be above soil level.

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Answered: 12:40PM, 05 Nov 2012

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