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Amaryllis is an indoor flowering bulb that provides a spectacular display of blooms. They are prized for their huge 4 to 6 inch wide bell-like flowers in shades of white, red and pink.
They can be planted indoors from October until the end of April. Flowering time begins in early December and can extend through the end of May, depending on when the bulb is planted. Watching the flower stalks shoot up and the buds expand and open will keep the whole family in suspense. With proper care and handling, amaryllis bulbs will bloom indoors year after year.
When should I water my Amaryllis?
To see if your plant needs water, stick your finger about an inch down into the soil. If the soil feels dry, water. If the soil feels moist, do not water. If you are unsure, check again in a few days.
Never mist your foliage. Misting leaves causes fungal issues and disease. The only plants that are okay to mist are ferns and carnivorous plants.
Amaryllis grows best in medium to bright indirect light.
TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY
Amaryllis will sprout faster in a warm room with average humidity.
Amaryllis bulbs can grow up to 24 inches tall.
Amaryllis requires a well-draining soil mixture. They can also be grown in a glass container filled with stones.
PRUNING & FERTILIZING
Once the foliage begins to grow you can fertilize your Amaryllis with a slow-release liquid fertilizer made for houseplants.
Once the plant has finished blooming and the leaves begin to turn yellow it’s time to prune.
Cut the stem to about 2 inches above the bulb and remove it from the soil. Place it in a cool, dry area for 8-10 weeks so it can go through its dormancy period.
After dormancy, you can pot it up again and resume watering.
ARE AMARYLLIS PET SAFE?
According to the ASPCA Amaryllis are toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Drooping or yellowing Amaryllis leaves can be a sign you are either over- or under-watering. Overwatering can cause the bulb to rot.
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