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No flowers on my Hippeastrum

I have three hippeastrum which I repotted in September. They've had no flowers, only greenery. I have followed the instructions on the leaflet but this was no help. Please advise.


Hippeastrum do not like being disturbed — repotting can disrupt flowering for two to three years. With a bit of luck you may get flowers next October, but it may be another year before you see any.

They like full sun to light shade. For container-grown hippeastrum, feed with a controlled release fertiliser, such as Osmocote, in early spring. Liquid feed with Thrive Flower and Fruit (which is high in potash) once a week after flowering has finished until leaves start to yellow.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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