Callicarpa spp. (Beautyberry) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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Hippeastrum spp.
Amaryllis
Amaryllis, dutch amaryllis,south african amaryllis
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis
Tropical plant with large trumpet-shaped, colorful blooms atop 12- to 15-inch stems. Comes in a variety of colors, including red, pink, salmon, coral, white and even striped. Can be grown outdoors, and is also commonly forced indoors for winter bloom. Does best in containers.
These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones:
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
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January
Buy

Buy bulbs when available in the nursery.

Plant

Plant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Water

Outdoors in the absence of rainfall, keep bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, maintaining moist but not soggy soil. Indoors, keep the bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, maintaining moist but not soggy soil.

Protect

If temperatures dip below freezing, place outdoor potted plants in a protected area, such as next to the house or under a patio cover.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Transplant

Transplant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Harvest

Plants bloom indoors 6 to 8 weeks after planting.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

February
Buy

Buy bulbs when available in the nursery.

Plant

Plant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Fertilize

Feed once with an organic bulb fertilizer.

Water

Outdoors in the absence, of rainfall keep bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, maintaining moist but not soggy soil. Indoors, keep the bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, maintaining moist but not soggy soil.

Protect

If temperatures dip below freezing, place outdoor potted plants in a protected area, such as next to the house or under a patio cover.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Transplant

Transplant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Harvest

Plants bloom indoors 6 to 8 weeks after planting.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

March
Buy

Buy bulbs when available in the nursery.

Plant

Plant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Fertilize

Feed once with an organic bulb fertilizer.

Water

Outdoors in the absence of rainfall, keep bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, maintaining moist but not soggy soil. Indoors, keep the soil moist but not soggy.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Harvest

Bulbs planted in the fall and winter bloom outdoors this month. Plants bloom indoors 6 to 8 weeks after planting.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

April
Fertilize

Feed once with an organic bulb fertilizer.

Water

Outdoors, water in the absence of rainfall, keeping soil moist but not soggy. Indoors, keep the plant moist but not soggy.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Harvest

Bulbs planted in the fall and winter bloom outdoors this month.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

May
Fertilize

Feed once with an organic bulb fertilizer.

Water

Outdoors, keep soil moist but not soggy. Indoors, cut back on watering until leaves are completely yellowed--then stop watering and let the plant dry out.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

June
Fertilize

Feed once with an organic bulb fertilizer.

Water

Outdoors, keep soil moist but not soggy.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

July
Fertilize

Feed once with an organic bulb fertilizer.

Water

Outdoors, keep soil moist but not soggy.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

August
Water

Outdoors, keep soil moist but not soggy.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

September
Water

Outdoors, cut back on watering until leaves are completely yellowed--then stop watering and let the plant dry out. Indoors, keep bulbs dry.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

October
Buy

Buy bulbs when available in the nursery.

Plant

Plant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Water

Keep indoor and outdoor bulbs dry.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Transplant

Transplant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

November
Buy

Buy bulbs when available in the nursery.

Plant

Plant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Water

Indoors and outdoors, begin watering mid-month, keeping the bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, maintaining moist but not soggy soil.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Transplant

Transplant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Harvest

Plants bloom indoors 6 to 8 weeks after planting.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

December
Buy

Buy bulbs when available in the nursery.

Plant

Plant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Water

Outdoors, in the absence of rainfall keep bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, keeping soil moist but not soggy. Indoors, keep the bulbs barely moist until leaves appear, at which time increase watering, keeping soil moist but not soggy.

Pest/Disease Inspection

Check for snails and slugs.

Treat for Pest/Disease

Remove and destroy any snails and slugs. Bait for the pests with an iron phosphate product.

Transplant

Transplant bulbs in a container with well-draining soil or in a part-shade area of the garden that is well-draining.

Harvest

Plants bloom indoors 6 to 8 weeks after planting.

Special requirements

Container grown amaryllis prefer to be potbound.

Winter
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Summer
Fall

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