Revised…….#2 4 blossoms today
Revised………#1 3 blossoms today
Our Amaryllis is showing its blooms this morning. Two have popped open, and two more on the stem are soon to emerge. The heat of the house and its nearness to the windows have prompted its beauty to show itself. Such a pretty red color. And, in the next few weeks we will have two new stalks poking their points up from the top of the bulb in the planter. Very exciting in that this plant will most likely bloom way into March. We love having a longer blooming plant in the house during the next couple months. This bulb will most likely need to be moved to a larger planter once it completes its blooming growth. At that point, we will be able to move it outdoors once spring/summer arrives. It will grow the same way, but will produce only “green growth.” And so then the growing cycle will repeat itself. Our last Amaryllis lived with us for ten years. It is a loyal, prolific and beautiful flowering plant. Well worth its $10 to $15 purchase depending on the size of the bulb you choose.
…..typical blooming phase
Amaryllis is a typical flowering plant available during the holiday season. Easy to care for, and the blooms last fairly long. Ours will most likely bloom in about a week. If you look closely near the bottom of the stem, you will see (below) two new shoots pushing their way up. This plant will produce additional foliage and we expect more blooms as well. Plant your bulb roots spread facing down and cover the bulb with fresh potting soil, leaving the top one (1) inch of your bulb exposed. Adequate good drainage is very important. We recommend a deep saucer, so that you can water your Amaryllis from the bottom. Use tepid water, filling the saucer full. If the plant drinks all the water fill the saucer again, and repeat until the plant shows you it has enough to drink. The remainder will evaporate on its own. Place near a sunny location, but not directly up again a sunny window, as the hot sun could burn your blooms. Amaryllis are beautiful, and the best part – each year you will enjoy their holiday blooms.
In a separate post we will provide care instructions once your plant reaches its maturity for this growing season.
And, as this specimen matures, we will post blooming phase pics. Amaryllis is a rewarding and beautiful “bloomer.”