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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum cybister 'Ruby Meyer'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hippeastrum (hip-ee-ASS-trum) (Info)
Species: cybister
Cultivar: Ruby Meyer

9 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Planter56 On Feb 1, 2009, Planter56 from Buffalo, NY wrote:

This plant is very beautiful when in bloom. The leaves should stay evergreen and not die back like your normal amaryllis do.

Positive bsharf On Feb 28, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

My favorite cybister. Clean bold red. Be patient, very slow to bloom.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palm Coast, Florida
Buffalo, New York

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