Hippeastrum roseum -- What Is It?

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:56:05 PDT
My understanding is it's a miniature pink Hippeastrum.  But I can't
vouch for its authenticity as a species.

I acquired 6 bulbs almost 2 years ago, but they haven't bloomed for me
yet.  I killed some by overwatering last winter.  And I think that
caused the others not to bloom.  Anyway, I haven't checked on them in
months.  If they're doing well I should have some extras to share with
you Josh.

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Joshua Young <joshuakyleyoung@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hippeastrum roseum, does anyone know if this is a valid species or a
> hybrid?  I've seen it marked as a synonym for Hippeastrum stylosum as well
> as Hippeastrum puniceum and called Hippeastrum equestre (syn. puniceum) but
> what is it truly?  Also, does anyone know where this plant is endemic?
> Does anyone know what the correct spot is for this plant?  It seems Thailand
> sells them like crazy on e-bay as whatever name they decided for the day!
> I've thought the plant seems to be a form of H. puniceum but I'm not quite
> sure what the valid idea is..
> Josh

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