Plant Care Minerva Amaryllis

Minerva Amaryllis

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Minerva Amaryllis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Minerva Amaryllis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Taxonomy

Hippeastrum 'Minerva'
Hippeastrum
Amaryllidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Minerva Amaryllis

💦 Water

How often to water your Minerva Amaryllis

Water needs for Minerva Amaryllis
0.5 cups
every 9

Minerva Amaryllis 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 Minerva Amaryllis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Minerva Amaryllis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Minerva Amaryllis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Minerva Amaryllis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Minerva Amaryllis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Minerva Amaryllis in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Minerva Amaryllis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Minerva Amaryllis: 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 Minerva Amaryllis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Minerva Amaryllis 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.

Minerva Amaryllis Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Minerva Amaryllis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Minerva Amaryllis Light Requirements →

Minerva Amaryllis 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.


💨 Humidity

Minerva Amaryllis doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Minerva Amaryllis Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Minerva Amaryllis 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 Minerva Amaryllis →

When and How to Successfully Repot Minerva Amaryllis →


💩 Fertilizer

Minerva Amaryllis is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Minerva Amaryllis is native to Tropical Central and South America and the Caribbean.


🧐 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 Minerva Amaryllis

Minerva Amaryllis

Minerva Amaryllis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Minerva Amaryllis has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Minerva Amaryllis has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Minerva Amaryllis has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Cumming, GA
01/31/2022

Have the means to support the flower stocks.

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Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Little Rock, AR
04/19/2021

very pretty! Beware of waxed amaryllis you’ll find during the holidays though! they have a metal stake shoved in the bulb and then burned with wax :’(

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Blooms easily Blooms easily

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