Hippeastrum


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Hippeastrum

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Screening for cytotoxic activity of extracts and isolated alkaloids from bulbs of Hippeastrum vittatum.
It reports the evaluation of the cytotoxic activity of two extracts, dichloromethane and n-butanol, from fresh bulbs of Hippeastrum vittatum against five human cell lines (HT29 colon adonocarcinoma, H460 non-small cell lung carcinoma, RXF393 renal cell carcinoma, MCF7 breast cancer and OVCAR3 epithelial ovarian cancer), according to established protocols (Skehan et al.
The emphasis of commercial breeding for improved Hippeastrum hybrids has been on large flower size and other favorable properties such as long-lasting flowers with an unusual color range (Meerow 2000).
Some of the hippeastrum species are now named as Rhodophiala and others as Worsleya, the Blue Amaryllis.
The elegant flowers are unlike any other hippeastrum, hung in pairs and striped with rich deep reds and brown
The hippeastrum white dazzler grows to 30cms and each stem can support several six-inch blooms.
p Dan Pearson, author and presenter of A Year At Home Farm: "Of all the amaryllis, so popular at Christmas, Hippeastrum papillio is my favourite.
Hippeastrum is the cut flower of choice for late winter and spring gardens.
Beverly Russell, via email Hi Beverly, I'm guessing you are talking about a lovely indoor bulb that produces really large, beautiful blooms - this is hippeastrum (right), which is commonly known as amaryllis.
Christmas colour Giant amaryllis or Hippeastrum bulbs are on sale now.
Detach any you find and pot them up to increase stocks Pinch out the growing tips of young fuchsias grown from cuttings taken in late summer, for bushy plants In the greenhouse, pot up large hippeastrum bulbs into 15-20cm pots Lift and store beetroot, turnips and salsify in boxes of compost
Most spring flowering bulbs are suitable for forcing: daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and hippeastrum will give a great show.