The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.
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Hippeastrum 'Chico' is a relatively new, narrow-petaled cultivar, known as 'spider amaryllis.' Hippeastrum is the genus of bulbs from South America, while Amaryllis is the genus from South Africa. They are both in the Amaryllis family.