Amaryllis Planting & Care

Amaryllis Planting & Care

Oct 21st 2021

Amaryllis Planting & Care


Amaryllis is one of the easiest bulbs to grow. It’s as easy as planting the bulb in good potting soil, water regularly and make sure that it gets bright, indirect light.

 

Planting

A regular size amaryllis bulb should be planted in a 6-8” pot.

  • Place the bulb inside a heavy pot (light weight pots might tip over) with the pointed end up.
  • Pack potting soil around the bulb so approximately one-third of the bulb remains above the soil line.

Care

  • Make sure to place your bulb in a location with bright indirect sunlight.
  • Water sparingly until the first 2” inches of new growth re visible. After that, check soil and water when necessary. Make sure to allow the container to drain freely each time. You don’t want any water sitting in the saucers wet soil can promote bulb and root rot.
  • You can fertilize your amaryllis each time you water to promote blooming.

When to plant?

The chart below gives you an estimate of when your amaryllis will blooms depending on the planting date. This is just an estimate so make sure to check your bulb’s tag since some varieties might blooms faster or slower.

Planting Date

Bloom Time

October 15TH

November 19 to December 11th

November 1st

December 6th to the 27th

November 15th

December 20th to January 10th

December 1st

January 6th to the 28th

December 15th

January 19th to February 9th

January 1st

February 6th to the 26th

 

 

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