Plant it now and this gorgeous South American should bloom around Christmas
I know as someone who writes about gardening that I am meant to wax lyrical about how I embrace the wonder of each changing season. But to me, as a kid who grew up in the tropics, the long slide into the darkness of winter isn’t any fun. Plant growth slows down, or stops altogether, meaning it is far harder for us plant geeks to get our horticultural fix. Fortunately, there is one plant out there you can get growing right now that will reach peak perfection in the coldest, shortest days of December – hippeastrum.
Unlike many traditional Christmas plants hippeastrums will come back season after season