Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Easy to Love! Easy to Grow!
Amaryllis are one of the easiest bulbs to grow and one of the most spectacular.
Bigger is better. Select a larger bulb, that is firm to the touch. A few dried roots are normal, but most of the roots should be firm
Be careful not to overwater. Water the plant when the top 1/2 inch of soil is dry.
As a rule, the stems and flowers will appear before the leaves. The plant grows quickly and you will need to remember to rotate the pot every couple of days so that your stem grows straight and does not lean towards the light. Expect one or two stems with four blossoms each about 6-7 weeks after planting.
This is a photo of one we grew this winter at home.
(The Huntington Society is selling amaryllis to help fund Huntington’s Disease research-http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca