Plant Care Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

4.6 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

amaryllis red lion

Taxonomy

Amaryllis 'Red Lion'
Amaryllis
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

💦 Water

How often to water your Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Water needs for Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
0.5 cups
every 9

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hippeastrum 'Red Lion': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hippeastrum 'Red Lion': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' Water Frequency →

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' Light Requirements →

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' →


💩 Fertilizer

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Hippeastrum 'Red Lion' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@jandalorian avatar
@@jandalorian
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 42 XP
globe Orlando, FL
01/23/2022

i’ve been using purified water idk if that’s wrong

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@JferLuvsConifers avatar
@@JferLuvsConifers
leaf-1 72 Plants
xp 13,036 XP
globe Greensboro, NC
06/12/2021

I got this as a gift and followed the directions. At the end of the season after it’s beautiful leaves started to droop I cut them back and set the bulb aside to dry out so I could have it flower again. This crazy thing started to grow again on its own in the dark! So I repotted it and now I’m letting it do it’s own thing on its own schedule. I named him Gene Simmons because he stuck his tongue out at my schedule.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
@GatherandGrow avatar
@@GatherandGrow
leaf-1 148 Plants
xp 103,401 XP
globe Lincoln, NE
04/26/2021

I look forward to her double blooms every spring!

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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