Have Patience When Planting Amaryllis Bulbs

amaryllis flowerAmaryllis, with their large, exotic, vibrant blooms, can help bring a little brightness to the dull winter season. Often given as a beautiful gift for the holidays or grown to decorate homes in winter, these bulbs are sure to impress.

If you are giving amaryllis bulbs as gifts to your favorite plant-loving friends and family, remind them to be patient. These tropical bulbs can take up to a month after they are planted before they show any signs of life. Although they may take a few weeks to begin growing, caring for them is relatively easy. Just keep the pot in a bright spot at a comfortable room temperature, and water it when the soil is dry to the touch.

Typically it takes 8 to 12 weeks to grow an amaryllis, from planting the bulb to seeing the flower open up.

Tips on potting and caring for your amaryllis before and during bloom

Tips on displaying your amaryllis flower

Tips on what to do with your amaryllis bulb after it blooms, so that you can enjoy it again next winter

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