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How to plant your Amaryllis bulbs

Forcing these wonderful flowers into bloom yourself is not hard to do and gives you lots of satisfaction. You don’t need much to get started, the effect is fantastic, and you will be treated to weeks of breathtakingly beautiful flowers. All Royal Colors Amaryllis are carefully prepared and require only warm temperatures, regular watering and a little light. Almost all our bulbs are guaranteed to produce two flower stems, each with at least four blooms.

You don’t need much to get started, the effect is fantastic, and you will be treated to weeks of breathtakingly beautiful flowers.

How to get started

If there are reasons for not planting the Amaryllis bulbs immediately after purchase, place them in a location with a temperature of about 9ºC or 50ºF. If you have bought several bulbs, plant them at intervals of 14 days. This way, you can enjoy a continuous display of lovely Amaryllis. Use a large pot with a drianage hole and fill the pot with a good-quality potting soil.

If you have bought several bulbs, plant them at intervals of 14 days. This way, you can enjoy a continuous display of lovely Amaryllis.

Planting

Before planting the Amaryllis bulbs, place it in a container filled with lukewarm water for a couple of hours. This encourages root formation. To plant, choose a pot or container that can easily accommodate the bulb and roots but that’s not too large: you should be able to just barely place your finger between the bulb and the side of the pot. Use pot shards or gravel to cover the drainage hole, placed so that water can still escape. Fill the pot with potting soil and place the bulb on top. Then add just enough potting soil so that at least half of the bulb is exposed above the soil surface. Do this as carefully as possible to avoid damaging the roots. After planting, tamp down the potting soil firmly.