Amaryllis 'Papilio'
Amaryllis 'Papilio'
Amaryllis 'Papilio'
Amaryllis 'Papilio'

Amaryllis 'Papilio'

"Butterfly amaryllis"

Amaryllis 'Papilio'

1 bulb — £14.90

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in September 2024

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in October 2023

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
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Description

There’s something almost orchid-like about Amaryllis 'Papilio' (or Hippeastrum papilio) and its large exotic-looking blooms. Multiple flowers are produced per stem and, typically of butterfly amaryllis, multiple stems are produced per bulb. The overall display when this Hippeastrum is in full swing is spectacular, and the pale green petals which are complemented by streaks of deep burgundy look chic in any setting. This is a bulb to grow indoors and enjoy to the full during winter, either as a highlight in an exotic indoor jungle or as a standalone centrepiece.

Keep your green fingers busy during the winter months by growing Hippeastrum 'Papilio' in the comfort (and warmth) of your own home. If you love gardening but miss pottering in the garden during winter, growing an indoor plant which will flower spectacularly during the winter months is a truly satisfying option. They’re very simple to plant and produce reliable results, with blooms typically bursting forth somewhere between December and March.

Synonyms include Hippeastrum 'Papillio', Hippeastrum papilio 'Butterfly' and Amaryllis papilio.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hippeastrum papilio
    Hippeastrum 'Papillio'
    Hippeastrum papilio 'Butterfly'
    Amaryllis papilio

  • Flower colour

    Greenish white, dark red

  • Bulb size

    22/24

  • Established height

    40-60cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Amaryllis 'Papilio' bulbs in pots from mid to late autumn and grow indoors

    • Plant the hippeastrum bulbs with the top half exposed from the soil surface

    • Place one bulb each in a 12cm pots

    • Place the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    • Keep your Amaryllis 'Papilio' well watered after planting

    Read all Amaryllis planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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