Amaryllis: How to Care, Grow, Types, Colors, Tips and 60+ Images


Many people know amaryllis by the name of lily, perhaps its most popular name. The Brazilian tulip, as it is also known, comes from South Africa. But it has settled very well in Tetras Tupiniquins.

Despite being a tropical plant, it adapts to different climates. Therefore, when cultivated correctly, it will follow its entire reproductive stage very well throughout the year.

Image 01: The beautiful amaryllis flower has very striking colors.

mixed amaryllis flower

She is not a flower well known by her name, like the lily, for example. But it is visually a very popular plant, mainly because it is very versatile and can be used in different types of decoration.

Amaryllis is a plant about half a meter tall and is widely used for ornamental purposes. Thus, thanks to its very large flowers and with a diversity of colors, such as: orange, pink, red, white and multicolored tones, which are flowers that have been crossed between some colors.

Image 02: But they can also be found in very delicate colors, such as white.

white amaryllis with yellow kernels

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How to take care of Amaryllis?

With the right care, amaryllis tends to give large, showy leaves. Thus, it is still possible to cultivate it even in winter, being one of the plants that has more energy to regrow, even in the most adverse situations. Which is quite different from the tulip, which is a much more delicate flower.

It will sprout even if the grower forgets to add water or even forgets to fertilize the plant, for example.

Image 03: Colors like red can be mixed with other colors.

how to take care of amaryllis

Each flower stem can have 3 to 6 flowers, and it is interesting to take some care after it blooms, so that it can grow and develop well the following year.

The amaryllis bulb is a food reserve mechanism and is normally located below the surface of the soil, inside the bulb there are mini flower buds that will bloom in the future.

Thus, when the flowers grow and dry, it is recommended to cut the flower stem close to the base of the bulb and continue taking care of the plant, like any other.

Take the necessary care

You should water at least once a week and preferably leave it in a place that receives plenty of sunlight. So that it can continue photosynthesizing, and storing energy so that the bulb can reproduce and generate new shoots next year.

A year after that, in late autumn and early winter, the leaves are often full and dry. Therefore, they must be pruned very close to the bulb.

At this point, the person can choose between leaving it where it is, or planting it in a garden, or even transferring it to another pot.

When you only have the bulb, it doesn’t need to be watered, as the plant is in the dormant stage.

At the end of winter and beginning of spring, it is wonderful to see how the leaves begin to grow, and that’s when a beautiful flower stem appears, which grows and develops, and then the flowers appear.

So, whoever follows these steps, can have a beautiful and well-developed amaryllis, year after year.

Image 04: A beautiful red flower with whitish spots.

red amaryllis mixed with white

Main types and colors

Amaryllis could not be considered the Brazilian tulip if it had only one variety, so when looking for this flower we came across some variations that are totally different from each other, but all incredibly beautiful.

Image 05: The beautiful salmon tone with white spots draws a lot of attention.

amaryllis flower

There are dozens of varieties of colors of this flower, currently it is estimated 20 of them and from time to time, they end up appearing more shades.

So, check out some of the best known amaryllis flowers:

  • White (with pastel yellowish interior);
  • Red (with darker burgundy interior);
  • Orange (in a pumpkin or tile tone, and usually with a yellowish interior);
  • Red and white (white predominates, and this flower has some shades and lines in red);
  • Yellow (in a very vibrant yellow tone);
  • Pink (it is one of the rarest amaryllis, and its shade is light pink, often drawing to a lilac);
  • Pink and white (the shade of pink predominates and its interior is slightly whitish).

Image 06: White makes the flower’s colors stand out even more.

types and colors of amaryllis

Tips to take better care of your Amaryllis plant

Image 07: The tone of salmon combined with green and brings a feeling of harmony.

salmon toned amaryllis

  • It grows best in mild temperatures, notwithstanding temperatures below 6ºC. The ideal temperature for its healthy development is around 18ºC.
  • Watering the plant from below is a great tip, as by watering the flowers and leaves, they can rot.
  • When planting, the plant should be placed in a very shallow layer of substrate, and preferably a very porous substrate, so that it does not rot the bulbs that are planted in it, that is, a material that pulls more towards the dry than for the wet.

In addition, another tip is to take a large vase and put Styrofoam chips up to half of it, with another vase, now a vase made of soft plastic-like material, just put it inside the other one, fit and cut the excess.

These softer pots are good, precisely for temporary planting. That’s why it’s much easier to remove the base than to deplane the entire arrangement from below.

Image 08: The pink tone leaves the plant with the right delicacy for each environment.

amaryllis canvas painting

Amaryllis as a decoration item

Amaryllis is one of the plants that best adapts to the interior of an apartment, and its cultivation in pots has become very popular around the world for being a resistant plant, it is widely used to compose different types of environments.

In shades of red and white, it becomes a great choice to decorate tables during the Christmas season, bringing all the beauty and red tones of that festive period.

Image 09: The shade of red on the green stem causes an impact and leaves the environment striking.

bright red amaryllis

This flower in white tones looks beautiful and very harmonious to compose clean environments, such as dermatology and aesthetic clinics, as well as medical and dental offices, which are environments that require an aspect of hygiene.

It is also a great choice for a bride’s bouquet, as it is a more robust flower, which can be handled without easy shredding, and without losing the beauty and delicacy that a wedding requires.

In addition to the bouquet, it can be the perfect plant to put in a wedding decoration, making beautiful arrangements with it, and placing it at strategic points in the hall or church.

In warm tones such as orange and yellow, they bring vibration and joy to environments that have cooler tones, bringing life and a summer air to any season.

Amaryllis is a flower that can be used in various models of vases, enhancing rooms, kitchens and even bathrooms, regardless of the time of year. Wherever she is, she will draw attention to her beauty.

Besides being a great option to form a bouquet and give that loved one, or put it in a beautiful arrangement in a centerpiece.

Image 10: Tips in red with the inside in white make your flowers even more marked.

red and white mix

Amaryllis images for inspiration

Image 11: And let’s start with this beautiful gradient of white and pink for inspiration.

garden with pink amaryllis

Image 12: And so is an amaryllis bottom.

amaryllis bud

Image 13: It looks like a work of art! But nature can be amazing with its creations.

blend drawn in flower

Image 14: Small details resembling jaguar spots painted in a lilac hue on a white amaryllis.

white lilac amaryllis

Image 15: Here we find the charm of red combined with yellow and green.

tricolor natural amaryllis

Image 16: They can also be the attraction of outdoor gardens.

amaryllis tricolor amaryllis

Image 17: Even if isolated.

amaryllis garden

Image 18: So, just take a closer look at this flower to see its beautiful details.


Image 19: Salmon-colored buds and some blooming flowers.


Image 20: Close to the stem, this flower always tends to have a greener hue.

little button

Image 21: Contemplate this branch of amaryllis that has not yet bloomed.

amaryllis flower blooming

Image 22: In vases on the wooden floor, amaryllis catches anyone’s attention.

vases on deck with amaryllis

Image 23: Here, another beautiful example, very delicate, with slightly pink flowers.

flower-shaped delicacy

Image 24: Orange flowers seen close up. An unexplained beauty.

orange hued flower

Image 25: But what about this intense and sophisticated color?

the intense shade of red

Image 26: Even with the neutral color, white is able to ooze beauty wherever you are.

white amaryllis

Image 27: Match colors without fear!

color compositions

Image 28: But also be enchanted by the delicate colors.

pink and white blend

Image 29: Here’s another beautiful example.

delicate flower with blends

Image 30: Enjoy white amaryllis up close.

lush flower in white color

Image 31: Another option in the merged garden.

red flower in the garden

Image 32: A very lush shade of red.

red amaryllis

Image 33: So, what do you think of this color to decorate your garden?

amaryllis bud

Image 34: The gradient that delights anyone.

Amaryllis blooming buds

Image 35: Mix colors! Multiple red blended options.

various shades of red and their blends

Some more ideas

Image 36: A dark red and very intense.


Image 37: Amidst nature, light colors stand out.

outdoor garden with amarilis

Image 38: Orange amaryllis has its own beauty.

orange and white flowers

Picture 39: A delicate garden.

garden with amaryllis seedling

Image 40: The beautiful orange amaryllis stand out in the garden in a natural way.

Amaryllis in nature

Image 41: A beautiful white flower with subtle patches of red.

flower with blends

Image 42: Don’t be afraid to mix colors and plant models with your amaryllis.

combination of flowers and colors

Image 43: Get the beauty of an intense red.

red amaryllis

Image 44: Another beautiful blending option. So check it out and get inspired.

mixed flower buds

Ideas for decorating your home

Image 45: Make color blends in small pots. Another idea is to switch sizes for an even more beautiful effect.

indoor garden with amarilis

Image 46: But you can also put several amaryllis in a single pot.

wicker basket for amaryllis

Image 47: They are also great alternatives to be used outdoors.

yard decoration

Image 48: For event decorations such as Christmas, this plant is a delight.

Christmas decoration

Image 49: Do you know that corner of the reading? Make it even more harmonious with a white flower.

office decoration

Image 50: Another option to use as a Christmas decoration.

Christmas decoration

Image 51: Low vases are beautiful to use compositions from several seedlings.

metallic vase with yellowish

Image 52: Copper half-moon vases give full prominence to the plant.

White amaryllis in half moon pot

Image 53: Round vases are great options.

amolylis vase decoration

Image 54: Use tall glass vases for a more elegant composition.

candlestick-type vase

Image 55: Wicker baskets look beautiful.

wicker vase

Image 56: Bet on the combination of red amaryllis with metallic vases.

metallic vase with amaryllis

Image 57: A beautiful composition with ceramic vases.

amaílis in ceramic vase

Image 58: Simple and small vases are valued with the beauty of the plant itself.

small vase with flower

Image 59: You know that event that you don’t know how to decorate? Bet on this option!

event decorated with plants

Image 60: Well flattened and metallic vases give even more effect and help to enhance your beauty.

metallic vase to decorate

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