Maguire's Hippeastrum Farm

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

When you receive your bulbs, unpack immediately.  Prepare your soil by digging and adding some organic material such as horse or cow manure if you can get it, if not blood and bone would be quite alright.  

Plant with the neck of the bulb above soil level and water in well, then keep just moist until they begin to grow, you can then water a bit more, but it is not necessary to over water, in fact they prefer not to be sitting in wet boggy soil.  Plant about 12 inches apart.  They should not need to be split up for quite a few years and prefer to be able to form a large clump.

They can also be kept in pots, and make lovely pot plants.  (Even bring inside while they are in flower).  Choose a pot (about an 8" size is good for one bulb, or bigger for more than one).  Use a good quality potting mix and add some osmocote or similar fertilizer and plant keeping the neck well clear of soil.  Hippies kept in pots will need to be fertilized every year after flowering and repotted probably every second year at least.

NO CLAIMS WILL BE RECOGNISED AFTER 2 MONTHS FROM DESPATCH.