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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Christmas Gift'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hippeastrum (hip-ee-ASS-trum) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Gift

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Bloomfly22 On Dec 29, 2011, Bloomfly22 from Palmdale, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love how the flower looks like vanilla ice-cream. It is such a wonderful plant.

Positive vossner On Feb 8, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

beautiful, perfect white, like fresh snow.

Positive bsharf On Feb 11, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

large bloom, makes a very bloom statement indoors.


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

Desert View Highlands, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Milton, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Palm Coast, Florida
Summerfield, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Villa Rica, Georgia
Kansas City, Kansas
Harvey, Louisiana
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Richmond, Texas

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