Planting an amaryllis

How to plant an amaryllis bulb in the right way

Great! You bought your own amaryllis bulb. The amaryllis is popular because they are easy to grow. Amaryllis contains enough nutrients, therefore, plant food is not necessary. However, there are a few tips we want to give so you can enjoy the amaryllis for as long as possible. Please follow the next simple steps.

What do you need?

  • An amaryllis bulb (www.amaryllis-bulbs.com)
  • A flower pot
  • Nutritious soil
  • Water

Planting the amaryllis bulb

Amaryllis bulbs are ready for planting, but before planting, store between 5 and 12 degrees.

  1. To stimulate rooting, soak the roots of the bulb in water for half a day.
  2. The pot should be filled with soil that is slightly moist but not too wet. Make room for the bulb and press firmly.
  3. Plant 2/3 of the bulbs in the ground. Make sure the neck of the bulb remains free and push the soil around the bulb.
  4. Amaryllis likes sun and a warm environment that is between 18 and 25 degrees, therefore, search for a bright spot.
  5. The bulb shrinks gradually during the growth process, keep the soil pressed around the bulb regularly.
  6. After 7 to 10 weeks amaryllis will bloom. Enjoy.

As simple as that!

Important tip to care for amaryllis.

The amaryllis bulbs don't need water until the leaves and flowers are in sight. The bulb contains enough nutrients, so plant feed is not required. When the leaves and flowers are visable the amaryllis need watering gradually. This is a sign of the bulb growing new roots.

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