Fertlizing Hippeastrum And Other Amaryllids

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:35:43 PDT

I read somewhere that high nitrogen fertilizer causes the bulbs to produce
lots of leaves in expense of the bulbs. Is this true? Have you experienced
this with other slower growing amaryllids like South African winter growing


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM, J.E. Shields <jshields@indy.net> wrote:

> Potassium (K) balances nitrogen (N) approximately.  Bulbs use large amounts
> of both nitrogen and potassium.  The phosphate (P) is not so important.  I
> recommend an N-P-K ratio of 20-10-20, but 20-5-20 would probably work just
> as well.  Bulbs use much less phosphate.

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