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Hippeastrum is Amaryllis?

Tel Aviv, Israel

I was looking in Wiki and also in other places, and understood that Hippeastrum and Amaryllis are two different plats, one comes from tropical and subtropical regions of America and the other comes from South africa.


Is this true?
Because when I searched DG for Hippeastrum, I saw many flowers names that contains the two kinds, like
"PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum striatum"

This got me confused because if its not the same plant how come it have the both plant names?
It also said:
"Amaryllis is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis belladonna"

I'll be grateful to learn about it,
Thank you very much

Attached: Hippeastrum at my Balcony (I don't know the kind)

Thumbnail by Shlomit
Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

There are a few articles on this website that should explain, but really I bet they only explain how to grow the Hippeastrum type.


Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

That may help.

Tel Aviv, Israel

? you gave me the exact link I've posted in my first thread... :)
I just want to know why in DG it's treated as if it's the same plant.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

That's a good question. They aren't the same.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

OH sorry!

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