Indoor Amaryllis Bulbs
Planting Amaryllis Bulbs Step-by-Step:
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- Select firm bulbs – the biggest you can find. The larger the bulb, the more blooms it can have. Use any pot, with drainage, that is about 1 to 2 inches wider than the bulb. Or, try a larger container with several amaryllis. Plant bulbs an inch apart, if planting more than one.
- Plant or restart your bulb 6-8 weeks in advance of when you want it to bloom. Plant different varieties, as well as plant in fall and early winter for blooms throughout the winter. Some bulbs may take up to 10 weeks to bloom.
- Fill the pot 1/3 to 1/2 full with all-purpose potting soil, set the bulb on top of soil and then fill the pot with soil so the 1/3 to 1/2 of the bulb is exposed. The soil can be topped with the moss, rocks, or a decorative item.
- Water well to settle the soil then water sparingly until active growth is visible. No more than 1/4 cup of water a week. Fertilize at half the recommended strength each time you water.
- Place the pot in a warm, sunny (indirect bright light is best) spot and the flower stalk will begin to emerge in about a month or two. Be patient! You can then move the pot wherever
You can bring them outside for the summer and also let them go dormant during the year. Stop in for a print out of step-by-step instructions on how to keep them blooming year-after-year.