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Papilio Amaryllis Bulb

 

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Papilio Butterfly Amaryllis is a rare, exotic amaryllis bulb. Its large, bright-lime green and dark red veins create a unique pattern on each petal. Although they can be a bit slower to get growing, their unique blooms are well worth the wait. Papillio Amaryllis grow bigger each year, bringing a better show as it matures. (Hippeastrum)

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Forcing
Forcing
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall
Bloom Time Winter: 6-12 weeks after planting.
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 20-22 cm
SKU AFB6Z01

Plant Information

You can expect to see blooms in 6-12 weeks, after planting your Papilio amaryllis bulb.

Amaryllis How-To: Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold and snow outside, but all you do is plant the bulb in a pot, water this "magic lily", and watch it zoom into growth. Eventually, enormous flowers begin to open - huge lily blooms up to 8" across! Each bulb produces one or two stems, with 3 or 4 flowers appearing on each stalk. These long-lasting blooms will provide a big show for over a month.

Planting Amaryllis: Choose a standard size flower pot, so the large bulb has approx. 1" around sides and at bottom. (These bulbs do not need much root space.) Use soil, or a mixture of soil, peat and perlite. (Do not use pine bark.) Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil. Place the pot with your freshly-planted bulb on top of the refrigerator, radiator, or other spot that provides 'bottom heat' to encourage quicker sprouting.

Watering:Water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. Once sprout appears, water regularly, but do not overwater. Your amaryllis will grow quickly and produce its spectacular huge flowers. Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight, as they have a tendency to grow and bend towards the light. Once in flower, it's best to keep plant out of direct sunlight to keep the blooms from fading. Simply remove each flower as it begins to pale. Your bulb will produce several flowers.

Aftercare: When all flowers are gone, cut off the tubular flower stems near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue growing. Water as usual and apply water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks. In spring, after danger of frost, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place for the summer. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer, place the pot on its side and allow the soil to dry out. Cut off the dry leaves, and in about six weeks repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle all over again.

SKU AFB6Z01
Common Name Papilio Amaryllis (Butterfly Amaryllis)
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color Red, White
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Bulb Size 20-22 cm
Planting Depth Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Bloom Time Winter: 6-12 weeks after planting.
Days to Bloom 6-12 weeks after planting.
Flower Size Up to 6" flowers
Planting Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

Getting Started
When Your Bulbs Arrive

Open the box right away and check the contents

Choose a standard size flower pot, so the large bulb has approximately 1" around the sides and at the bottom (these bulbs do not need much root space). Amaryllis do not need specific soil, however we suggest using soil, or a mixture of soil, peat and perlite (do not use pine bark, as it may encourage rot). Place the bulb so the top inch or so of the shoulders sticks up out of the soil (see below)

Shoulders above soil
Amaryllis can get top-heavy when they bloom, so a sturdy pot is best

Watering

Water very sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. When first planted, place the pot in a sunny , and add "bottom heat" if possible. Many people do this by placing the pot on a radiator. Once the sprout appears, water regularly, but do not overwater. Overwatering is the quickest way to kill amaryllis. Your amaryllis will grow quickly and produce its spectacular huge flowers with minimal care.

Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight, as they have a tendency to grow toward the light. Once the bulb is flowing, it is best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight. Your bulb will produce several flowers on each stalk and most will grow two or three stalks. Remove each flower as it fades.

Amaryllis Outdoors (Zones 9 - 11)

Outdoor Amaryllis
Photo courtesy of Floridata.com
Since these bulbs are tropical (native to South America), they can be grown beautifully outdoors in very warm and frost-free zones. This means from southern Georgia down through Florida, south Texas, and much of the Pacific coast. Planting time in these areas is usually September or October, and if the bed is well-cared for, the bulbs will stay in the ground and flower for years. If you'd like to propagate your amaryllis, our friends at Floridata.com have good Instructions.

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Aftercare:

After winter bloom, if you want to rebloom your amaryllis, it's quite simple.  When blooms fade, cut off the tubular flower stems near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue growing.

Water as usual and apply water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks. Once spring arrives and frost is past, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer when frost threatens, simply pull the pot out of the ground, wash it out, and take it inside, and allow it to dry out completely in a warm dry place like a utility room.  Once the leaves are dead and the bulb dry (usually 5 to 6 weeks), the bulb is ready for repotting.  Simply cut off the dry leaves, and repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle again.

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American MeadowsPapilio Amaryllis Bulb
 
4.0

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90%

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Pros

  • Healthy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

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  • Indoors (9)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quite unusual

i loved the color of this flower but it took forever to get started and then it was quite small, and didn't last very long.

i loved the color of this flower but it took forever to get started and then it was quite small, and didn't last very long.

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Papilio

I buy 1-2 amaryllis bulbs every year and save for reblooming. Collection of +20. Maybe the papilio I ordered is defective . It was planted October 25 and 2 months later it...Read complete review

I buy 1-2 amaryllis bulbs every year and save for reblooming. Collection of +20. Maybe the papilio I ordered is defective . It was planted October 25 and 2 months later it is 8 inches tall with 4 leaves. There is no suggestion of a flower emerging. It was described as slow growing but I would not be surprised if it needs additional years to produce flowers.

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4.0

I would buy this product again

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from Green Bay,WI

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

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    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

    during a long winter it's amazing how a flowering plant can lift your spirit.

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    3.0

    very healthy looking plant

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    from Heron, MT

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Healthy

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      • Indoors

      Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

      Though the smallest and most expensive of the 16 different amaryllis I purchased this past fall, the leaves it put out look very healthy. However, it never bloomed (my only disappointment). I will follow instructions for caring for amaryllis bulbs through this year and HOPE it will bloom this next winter!

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      5.0

      Exotic bloom

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      from Fairview, PA

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

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        • Indoors

        Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

        I loved the blooms on this Amaryllis. They are so exotic looking. They remind me of an orchid bloom only larger. Lovely

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        4.0

        Quite unusual

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        from New Orleans, LA

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Lightweight
        • Unusual Color

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Short Lifespan
        • Small In Size
        • Very Slow Growing

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

        i loved the color of this flower but it took forever to get started and then it was quite small, and didn't last very long.

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        5.0

        Papilio Amaryllis Bulbs

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        from Baton Rouge, LA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Christmas Color
        • Healthy

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          • Indoors
          • Wonderful Houseplant

          Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

          It is a compact amaryllis and not as top heavy as the larger ones. I love the color combination.

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          1.0

          Papilio

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          from Green Bay wi

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              • Compost Pile

              Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

              I buy 1-2 amaryllis bulbs every year and save for reblooming. Collection of +20. Maybe the papilio I ordered is defective . It was planted October 25 and 2 months later it is 8 inches tall with 4 leaves. There is no suggestion of a flower emerging. It was described as slow growing but I would not be surprised if it needs additional years to produce flowers.

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              5.0

              Very striking flower presentation

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              from Oregon City, OR

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wish It Would Bloom Year

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

              I wish this amaryllis would bloom year round. Very beautiful and easy to grow.

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              5.0

              Beautiful Blooms

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              from Baton Rouge, LA

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Healthy
              • Not Too Large

              Cons

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                • Holiday Seasonal Color
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                Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

                I have always admired this particular Amaryllis because of its colors and color pattern. I hope it reblooms every year.

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                4.0

                growing as expected

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                from Bristol, VA

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Bud Stalk Is Growing
                • Haven't Seen The Bloom Ye
                • Healthy
                • Leaves Look Good

                Cons

                • Small In Size

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

                I have wanted one of these for a long time and the price was reasonable.

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                4.0

                Beautiful Amaryllis

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                from Orange County CA near the beach

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                • Healthy

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                  • Garden
                  • Indoors
                  • Patio

                  Comments about American Meadows Papilio Amaryllis Bulb:

                  When they bloom I'll let you know.

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                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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