The genus Amaryllis is native to Africa. Its name came from the Greek word amarysso, which means "to sparkle."
Amaryllis grows in African woodlands. You can find this plant in Australia as well. The blooms form on the bush before the leaf plates grow, indicating that this is a bulbous plant with an average growth rate. The amaryllis bulb has a life expectancy of about twenty years if it is properly cared for.
Bright red or red-white flowers are the most prevalent. Pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and even multi-colored flowers can be found in nature. Some buds are composed of two flowers.