9 tips to have perfect Christmas blooms!
Amaryllis bulb, Hippeastrum, is one of the easiest bulbs to grow indoors; but in order for you to have blooms by Christmas, it’s time to purchase this seasonal favorite right now.
The word “Amaryllis,” meaning dazzling, can’t even come close to describing how amazing these flowers look when they’re blooming.
When nothing else seems to be growing or blooming in winter, the Amaryllis bulb is a bold and beautiful blooming gift that grows indoors and will keep on growing and blooming long after the holiday presents are opened. Whether giving a gift to the avid gardener, for the person who can kill a cactus, for the guy in your life, for the kids, or for yourself, this plant gift is extremely easy to grow, has minimal requirements, as well as, it’s fun to watch.
May we recommend you for Christmas bloom:
Barbados – Grand diva – Daphne – Diva Jumbo – Double Dragon – Royal Velvet Jumbo
Marilyn – Matterhorn – Mont Blanc Jumbo -Princesse Claire
And of course any other color of type you like for Christmas blooms
9 Planting Tips for Christmas Blooms
- Choose firm bulbs and remember…….the larger the bulbs, the more flowers on the stems
- Choose bulbs that are prepared for Christmas blooms (cold temperature treatment) or had a decent rest period for at least 8-10 weeks
- Plant the bulbs in intervals of two weeks for consistently beautiful blooms in your room
- Make sure the pot you chose is just large enough for the bulb. Generally a 5 – 7″ pot will work fine
- Plant in pot (with or without a drainage hole) and use nutritious potting soil
- Partially fill the pot with potting mix and place the bulb so that top third of it will be exposed when you fill in potting soil around the sides of the pot
- Place the pot in bright, indirect light and keep the soil moist, but not wet
- Turn the pot every few days, so the flower stalk gets uniform exposure on all sides and grows straight
- And of course the most important thing …… enjoy your flowers for Christmas