FAQ

Our bulbs love to travel and can be shipped to the following countries:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Republic of Cyprus
Czech Republic
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
The Netherlands
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
UK
USA

As our lovely bulbs are seasonal, we can only deliver once a year. You can expect delivery in October each year for orders that are placed before August of the same year.

Our bulbs are sold in their home currency – South African Rands (ZAR).
ZAR100 is about EUR7, or about USD8.50.
Please refer to a currency converter for today’s rate.

When we receive your order, we will reserve the bulbs for you. Only when they are ready to be shipped will we send you a payment link via Payfast. So you can order all year round, your payment will be processed in August and delivery will be in October.

If you place your order after our shipments have been sent off, you will have to wait for the next crop and your order will only be delivered in the next year October.

Amaryllis can be planted at any time of year provided they can be given adequate warmth, water and light.

An Amaryllis that has been deprived of nutrients or sunlight in its previous growing season may not form and keep its flowers for the following season. This can happen if you keep an amaryllis in a pot without adding fertiliser for more than one season. An embryo bud can also abort its flowers if the bulb is stressed – lack of water can also lead to this issue.

If your winter temperatures are expected to remain above 5 deg C then you can leave your Amaryllis outside. If you experience frost in your region, or you have temperatures regularly below 5 deg C then you should lift your Amaryllis and bring it indoors to a cool sheltered place during winter. Partly-shaded is ok, but Amaryllis prefer to be given maximum sunlight.

Harsh winters can cause embryo buds to abort. Bring your amaryllis into a sheltered cool place during winter and allow it a dormancy (withhold water).

Amaryllis are fond of intense sunlight. If they are deprived of sufficient light their leaves will become longer and paler. Place the Amaryllis in a position of maximum sunlight. Artificial lighting can also help a little.

An Amaryllis bulb flowers at the start of its active season. Once flowering has finished, you should provide regular watering and feeding for at least 3 months. This needs to be combined with sunlight and heat (20 – 30 deg C). In nature the Amaryllis remains active for 6 months after flowering. In this time it makes the new embryo flowers for the next season and swells itself up with nutrients. At the end of the active season, when temperatures cool, you should restrict watering and allow the leaves to fade. Once the leaves are a little brown and dried, you can remove the bulbs from the soil. Store in a brown paper bag in a cool place (5 deg C to 14 deg C) for at least 2 months. This provides the bulb with a much needed rest.

It is ok to pinch the flower heads away from the small stalks (pedicels) but it is better to leave the main stem in place. It provides photosynthesis for the bulb.

Amaryllis prefer a fertiliser high in Potassium, low in Nitrogen. Regular feeding for three months after flowering is most important to producing new blooms for next season.

Once the seed pod has dried and opened you may plant the seeds in fine washed river sand or a fine soil. Plant by pushing the seeds into the soil very slightly. Keep moist and warm. Covering the container with a plastic bag as a cover (like a small “greenhouse”) can help keep the soil from drying out in the first few weeks.

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