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How To Take Care of Amaryllis Bulbs

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A bicolored Amaryllis in full flower. If the pollen is an issue simply cut off the stamens. Once the flower fades cut it off and don’t let a seed pod form or it will reduce the size of the bulb and the flowers for next year.  TU HAN-WEI

A bicolored Amaryllis in full flower. If the pollen is an issue simply cut off the stamens. Once the flower fades cut it off and don’t let a seed pod form or it will reduce the size of the bulb and the flowers for next year. TU HAN-WEI

About three weeks after watering, the first flower stalk will emerge. Other stalks and the foliage will emerge over a period of weeks with blooming six to eight weeks after potting.  ANDREW MESSINGER

About three weeks after watering, the first flower stalk will emerge. Other stalks and the foliage will emerge over a period of weeks with blooming six to eight weeks after potting. ANDREW MESSINGER

This would be considered a top-sized Amaryllis bulb at about 35 centimeters. It could cost as much as $25 or more but it will have three stems and 12 to 15 flowers. ANDREW MESSINGER

This would be considered a top-sized Amaryllis bulb at about 35 centimeters. It could cost as much as $25 or more but it will have three stems and 12 to 15 flowers. ANDREW MESSINGER

The basics: A good quality potting soil, a top quality and size bulb and a pot whose diameter is about an inch wider than the bulb. Clay pots are preferred but with careful watering plastic will do. ANDREW MESSINGER

The basics: A good quality potting soil, a top quality and size bulb and a pot whose diameter is about an inch wider than the bulb. Clay pots are preferred but with careful watering plastic will do. ANDREW MESSINGER

Once planted the bulb should sit with about one-third of it above the soil. The soil should also be about a half inch below the rim of the pot. The dark color of the soil indicates that it’s be moistened before put in the pot. ANDREW MESSINGER

Once planted the bulb should sit with about one-third of it above the soil. The soil should also be about a half inch below the rim of the pot. The dark color of the soil indicates that it’s be moistened before put in the pot. ANDREW MESSINGER

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Hampton Gardener®

  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Sep 22, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
I write about Amaryllis every few years because I think it’s such a great plant for indoor gardening, for gift giving and as a project for kids. Usually, the article... more

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