Amaryllis flowers can help bring some added color to your home during the holidays and winter. Amaryllis bulbs produce some of the largest, brilliant flowers in lots of showy combinations. Planting your bulb in November will ensure you have blooms by Christmas.
To get started you will need a container of 6-inches or a larger container if you want to plant several bulbs. The post should be slightly larger than the width of your bulb. Put 2-inches of potting soil into the container. We recommend you use organic potting soil.
Set the Amaryllis bulb in the container and spread out the roots (roots need to be undamaged). Gently pack more soil between the roots and around the bulb, covering two-thirds of the bulb and leaving 1/3 above the soil line.
Water the bulb once with lukewarm water when first planted, then water sparingly until you see the tip of the bud appears. Water regularly, but be careful not to overwater. Make sure you place it in a warm room to get it started. Soon you will be rewarded with spectacular blooms.
If your stalk starts to bend in one direction turn it away from the sun so it straightens out.
After your blooms have faded be sure to read our blog post on Not Throwing Away Your Amaryllis Bulb, so you use your bulb again.