How to grow hippeastrum in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to part shade and is sheltered from wind.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Plant bulb with the point facing upwards keeping the neck of the bulb at the soil surface.
  4. Space 30cm apart. Water sparingly.
  5. Once shoots start to appear, feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food which will bolster the bulbs nutrient supplies for a great flower display.
 

How to grow gomphrenas in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist so the seeds don’t dry out. Alternatively, you can sow the seeds directly where they are to grow.
  3. Water moderately while seeds are establishing.
  4. The seedlings are ready to transplant when they are approximately 5cm in height.
  5. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 20cm apart. Water in well.
  6. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  7. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     


How to grow hippeastrum in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun to part shade and is sheltered from wind.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Plant bulb with the point facing upwards keeping the neck of the bulb at the soil surface. Water sparingly.
  4. Once shoots start to appear, feed every 2-3 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food, which will bolster the bulbs nutrient supplies for a great flower display.

Growing tips

  • Hippeastrums can remain in the soil season after season.  Overtime plants can become overcrowded. Bulbs can be divided and offsets can be taken in early winter.
  • Once flowering has finished, cut the flower off at the base of the plant.
  • Due to the delicate nature of the flowers, avoid planting in areas with strong winds.

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