Amaryllis - Care Tips

Amaryllis - Flowers.NL®

Amaryllis. Background information about, origin, species, care and bouquets with Amaryllis

The shining star in the house

As a sparkling flower, the amaryllis brings warmth in cold days. You can even make it the star of the holidays. But she is also doing well in the early spring. Can this long-stemmed and stately beauty also shine in your home?

Amaryllis a Fairytale flower


The Amaryllis as cut flower is available in the Netherlands from November to January. Outside this period, the quality of the Amaryllis offered is insufficient, which is why our florists do not offer the Amaryllis.



The petals of the amaryllis are very special; they look like beautiful velvet. They are available in white, red, yellow, pink, (salmon) pink, purple, orange and two-tone. Usually there are four to six impressive flowers on the stem. The amaryllis has no leaves, which is why they call her a 'Naked Lady' in the United States.


The amaryllis symbolizes pride and enchanting beauty, and conveys a sense of friendship and affection. Truly a flower to conquer hearts with, from the kitchen table in a bouquet or when you give away a beautiful bunch.


Our amaryllis is native to South and Central America and the Caribbean and is not actually amaryllis. What we call amaryllis is actually called Hippeastrum. This radiant flower is a descendant of the daffodil family and grows from a bulb. The name Hippeastrum comes from Greek and literally means 'knight star', referring to the star-shaped petals.


  • Cut the stems STRAIGHT with a sharp knife.
  • Put adhesive tape or a rubber band around the lower part of the stem. This is to prevent the stem from curling.
  • You can place a stick in the inside of the Amaryllis to prevent the heavy flower cluster from sagging later on.
  • Choose a sturdy glass vase.
  • Make sure the vase is clean, fill it with water and use cut flower food for bulb flowers.
  • Place the vase in a reasonably cool place, not in a draft or next to the fruit bowl.
  • Regularly top up the vase with tap water.

Send a bouquet with Amaryllis?

The Amaryllis is not a flower that is available all year round. Therefore, always contact our customer service first to be sure that this flower is in stock at our florist…