How to grow Amaryllis belladonna

Amaryllis belladonna grow and care – herbaceous geophyte bulbs of the genus Amaryllis also known as Belladonna-lily or Jersey lily, Amaryllis belladonna perennial deciduous used as ornamental fragrant cut flower plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11a and with the right care in hardiness zone 11b.

Leaves color green in linear shape and grow connected group.

Amaryllis belladonna flower

Flower fragrant color pink with white, some flower darker or brighter mixture between the colors, shape of the flower “like trumpet”.

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How to grow Amaryllis belladonna growing and care:
Well drain soil, mulch, if it’s the weather in the winter it’s cold need to put the bulb outside at home

How to care:
Add fertilizer for blooming in the moment that the bulb start to grow after blooming add fertilizer for growing leaves, it’s will make the bulb stronger, also better to add chopped mulch it’s keep the moist of the soil

How to care and store the bulbs:
The bulb better storage in cool place and dry, better to add some dry mulch (paper, dead leaves or wood cheap) that if there is some humidity the mulch would protect the bulbs)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Bulb/ Seeds (propagation by seeds explanation bellow)

How to propagate by bulbs:
Reproduction by separate bulbs when the plant in dormant, better to separate bulbs that above one year

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, when start from seeds the flowers will be the same but it will takes few years until blooming and its harder start by seeds than bulbs

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
End of the summer to autumn (depend when the plant bloom)

How to plant the bulb:
Planting in the beginning of the season, dig bigger hole than the 5 times more than the bulb and add humus and organic matter mix it with the soil, plant the bulb 2cm (1inch) from the top of the bulb

Pests and diseases:
Bores, nematode, bulb mites bulb flies

Pruning season:

How to prune:
In the end of the season cut all the leaves and the flowering stems

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing (especially when the plant young)

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No, but when get enough sun before blooming possible after this to put it indoor with full shade

How to care indoor:
When grow as indoor because it’s not classic houseplant, need to expose the plant to sun before start to bloom (on the window), when the plant start bloom put the plant indoor until the dormant take and then stop to watering them

Growing is also possible in pots, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in container the plant (with one bulb can grow in 1L (0.2 gallon) and possible and better 2.5L (0.5 gallons), well-drained soil and better to use potting mix or something similar, every few need to check the soil that it’s still viable and if not take care of the soil by washing the old soil and put new, but in order to get flowers after a lot years need to check that the roots system not fill all the planter, if it’s full need to reduce that amount of plants or to increase the size of the container

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring or summer to autumn depend the climate

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flowers in like trumpet shape, color pink with white, some flower darker or brighter mixture between the colors

How to grow Amaryllis belladonna from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Temperature 15-25C (60-77F), soak the seeds at least 24 hours, keep high humidity and moist soil

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
In the refrigerator in dark and dry location

Sowing season:
End of the summer to autumn

How to plant:
Plant in peat soil or other heavy soil the keep the moist

Planting spacing:
For transplant 2*2cm (1*1 inch) and directly 10*10cm (4*4 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5cm (0.25 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, high humidity and half shade to full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water (don’t let it dry)

Germination time:
2-10 weeks and might take longer

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, full sun, better temperature not above 25C (77F)

Scientific name:

Amaryllis belladonna

Alternative name: Belladonna lilies pink, Belladonna lilies, Lily belladonna, Jersey lily, Amarillis belladonna Belladonna naked

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9