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Nothing signals the onset of the holiday season than the appearance of Amaryllis bulbs. Amaryllis are one of the easiest, if not THE easiest, bulbs to grow! The bulb itself contains everything it needs to grow and produce blooms that will brighten your indoor spaces. Amaryllis can be grown with or without soil. Amaryllis blooms are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors. Their beautiful blooms are a sight to behold during the dreary winter months.
About this Variety
This speciality Amaryllis kit comes with everything you need to grow this exotic plant: one large Gervase Amaryllis bulb, a 5x7" shiny, polished, stainless steel-like, metal planter, a 5" nursery pot, planting medium and growing instructions. Bulbs are essentially storage mechanisms, they already contain everything needed to produce flowers.
- Force indoors
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Easy to grow for indoor decorating
- Grow with or without soil
- Perfect holiday gift
Indoors in Winter; 6-8 weeks after planting
Grows 18-20" tall
Spaced evenly in container; 2-3" apart, 2-3" deep with top 'point' of bulb exposed above soil line
Grow indoors. Grow outdoors as Perennial in zones 7B-11.
To grow indoors: Expand the soil block included with the kit following the included directions. Fill approximately half the pot with the planting medium. Place the bulb on top of the soil, filling in with soil around the bulb to maintain its upright position. The top third of the bulb should be left exposed above the soil level, leaving room in the pot for watering. Place container in a warm location (70-75ºF) where the bulbs will receive indirect light.
After the amaryllis have bloomed indoors, water and fertilize regularly. When leaves start turning yellow, water only as needed to keep the soil moist until the foliage dies. Maintain indoors. When all danger of frost has passed and when the ground outdoors is workable, bulbs can be planted outside to naturalize in USDA hardy zones 8-11. In non-hardy zones, dig up bulbs just before frost. Let dormant amaryllis remain dry through summer. Cut off dry, yellowed foliage just above the bulb. Repot every 2-3 years.
Amaryllis blooms will last longer if the plant is moved to a cooler place at night (45-55ºF).