…..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.”