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Amaryllis belladonna 'Hathor' Plant Care Reminders

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General Information

  • Instruction By Julie Bawden-Davis
    Notes Long-lived South-African native with strap-like foliage and tall stems topped by white, trumpet-shaped, fragrant flowers, usually in July and August. Commonly known as naked lady, because it flowers after foliage dies back. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    February
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize once with bulb food.
    March
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize once with bulb food, if not fertilized prior month.
    April
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize once with bulb food, if not fertilized prior month.
    2. Water

    Soak once this month if there is no rainfall.
    3. Mulch

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.
    May
    1. Water

    Soak once this month if there is no rainfall.
    2. Mulch

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.
    June
    1. Mulch

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.
    July
    1. Mulch

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.
    August
    1. Mulch

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.
    September
    1. Buy

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or via mail-order.
    2. Plant

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above the soil surface. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots using a porous soil mix.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a fast-draining location, such as a rock garden, and keep area well watered after germination until winter rains begin.
    4. Mulch

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.
    5. Propagate

    When crowded, divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above soil level. Can be grown in 5-gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.
    October
    1. Buy

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or via mail-order.
    2. Plant

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above the soil surface. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots using a porous soil mix.
    3. Sow Seeds

    Sow seed in a fast-draining location, such as a rock garden, and keep area well watered after germination until winter rains begin.
    4. Propagate

    When crowded, divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above soil level. Can be grown in 5-gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.
    November
    1. Buy

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or via mail-order.
    2. Plant

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above the soil surface. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots using a porous soil mix.
    3. Propagate

    When crowded, divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above soil level. Can be grown in 5-gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    August

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or mail-order.

    September

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    October

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    November

    Buy bulbs when available in the nursery or via mail-order.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    August

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above ground level. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

    September

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above the soil surface. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots using a porous soil mix.

    October

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above the soil surface. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots using a porous soil mix.

    November

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above the soil surface. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots using a porous soil mix.

    Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    March

    Sow seed in a fast-draining location, such as a rock garden.

    April

    Sow seed in a fast-draining location, such as a rock garden.

    September

    Sow seed in a fast-draining location, such as a rock garden, and keep area well watered after germination until winter rains begin.

    October

    Sow seed in a fast-draining location, such as a rock garden, and keep area well watered after germination until winter rains begin.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    February

    Fertilize once with bulb food.

    March

    Fertilize once with bulb food, if not fertilized prior month.

    April

    Fertilize once with bulb food, if not fertilized prior month.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    March

    Soak once this month if there is no rainfall.

    April

    Soak once this month if there is no rainfall.

    May

    Soak once this month if there is no rainfall.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    April

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    May

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    June

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    July

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    August

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    September

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    April

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    May

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    June

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    July

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    August

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    September

    Maintain 1 to 2 inches of mulch, such as shredded bark or compost.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    September

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above ground level. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

    October

    Plant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above ground level. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

    November

    Divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above ground level. Can be grown in 5 gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    September

    When crowded, divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above soil level. Can be grown in 5-gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

    October

    When crowded, divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above soil level. Can be grown in 5-gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

    November

    When crowded, divide and transplant bulbs one foot apart in a well-draining location with top of bulb neck at or just above soil level. Can be grown in 5-gallon or larger pots with a porous soil mix.

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