This attractive “winter lily” will brighten up the darkest of winter days to come. Its Greek name, meaning “to sparkle” is just what it will do for you!
How to grow an Amaryllis
If your amaryllis is not already potted, plant each amaryllis bulb in a heavy, 6-8″ pot. Lightweight pots may tip over. Plant the bulb, pointed-end-up, in potting soil. Do not use soil from the garden because it will not drain properly. Pack the soil gently around the bulb so approximately one-third of the bulb remains above the soil line.
Place the pot in a sunny location and water sparingly until you see about 2″ of new growth. From then on, water regularly. As the plant grows, turn the pot periodically to encourage the stalk to grow straight. Within five to eight weeks, you will have an exciting and dramatic floral display. To prolong the blooms, keep the pot out of direct sunlight.