The color range
of cybisters includes lime greens, warm reds, soft pink and
burgundy. They are often striped with a combination of colors
and are reminiscent of orchids in their floral display.
Order cybister amaryllis from reputable online bulb vendors.
Expect to pay $10-$15 per bulb, but the return is a good eight
weeks of flowering. Bulbs typically ship through November and
flower within 8-10 weeks of planting.
Care of cybister
amaryllis is the same as any amaryllis. While the bulbs will be
smaller, they should be firm and dry upon delivery.
Three keys to growing amaryllis successfully:
• Select a pot
(with a drainage hole) no more than 1 or 2 inches wider than the
maximum diameter of the bulb, yet deep enough to accommodate the
roots at the base of the bulb
• Keep one-third
of the bulb above the level of the potting soil when planted.
• Water upon
planting without allowing the water to flow into the center of
the bulb. Then water only when the soil is nearly dry
If you order
multiple bulbs for continual floral display, be sure to keep the
bulbs in their original mesh or paper packaging or in a paper
bag. Store in a cool, dry place.
investment in cybister amaryllis will provide months of exotic,
beautiful flowers to enjoy at close range in our otherwise
dreary winter months.