Amaryllis Papilio Butterfly
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Amaryllis Papilio Butterfly

Exotic Amaryllis Papilio | The Butterfly Amaryllis 

Papilio, French for "butterfly", produces flowers that actually appear capable of fluttering away. The most famous of the exotic amaryllis, papilio makes an amazing houseplant, growing larger as the seasons pass with the addition of smaller side bulbs. Snowy petals with maroon brushings and stripes, tinged with lime green. Flowers are 6" across and numerous. Truly a winged wonder and the variety that requires the most patience as it's easy but not speedy.

*This variety can be a study in patience, sometimes not blooming for even six months after first forming foliage. papilio is exquisite, and best suited for those who will cherish its unique beauty when it deigns to flower.* Enjoy!

$17.95
1 large amaryllis bulb
  • Planting Guide
    PLANTING
    DEPTH

    Top 1 inch of bulb exposed above soil line

    WATER

    Moderate during active growth

    SUNLIGHT

    Full sun to light shade, bright shade indoors

    PLANTING
    PROXIMITY

    1” in Containers, 4 inches outdoors

  • Additional Details
    Common Name:

    butterfly amaryllis

    Botanical Name:

    Hippeastrum papilio

    Exposure:

    Full sun to light shade outdoors, bright light indoors

    Hardiness:

    Zones 8b-10 outdoors, anywhere indoors

    Height:

    18-24"

    Color:

    Soft green orchid-like blossoms with velvety burgundy

    Bloom Season:

    Flowers in 10-14 weeks indoors and mid spring outdoors.

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    22/24 cm bulb

    Number:

    1 large amaryllis bulb