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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Exotica'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
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
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall


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

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

Patent Information:
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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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive clareb On Apr 12, 2010, clareb from Missoula, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

An unusual and subtle Amaryllis with an overall fawn-apricot color. The overall color can read orangey when next to strongly-colored pink (i.e. 'Neon' or blue-red flowers). The reverse of the petals is a somewhat green-ivory color. Large flowers (~7" across) with four flowers per stem. I was impressed with the darker apricot veins in the petals; their pigmentation simply sparkles in the sun.

Neutral vossner On Jun 3, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I really don't like the veining on this amaryllis, but planted with other amaryllises, it's not as noticeable.


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

Canoga Park, California
Garberville, California
San Bernardino, California
Palm Coast, Florida
Thomasville, Georgia
Olathe, Kansas
Missoula, Montana
Richmond, Texas

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