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Amaryllis Care
Caring For Your Amaryllis Plant

During the months of November and December, you can find a wide selection of potted amaryllis out at The Flower House. Amaryllis are easy to care for and are an incredible spectacle that will brighten your home in the dark of winter!  They grow tall, sturdy stalks each producing two to six giant flowers. They make great gifts for the holiday season as well. Amaryllis bulbs can be forced to bloom again the following season with a little love and attention.

How To Care For Your Amaryllis Plant

  • Place your plant indoors in a warm, sunny location. Once the flowers open, you can move the plant out of the sun to a cooler location to extend the bloom time. 

  • Water your amaryllis on a weekly basis. Keep the soil moist, but not wet. Avoid overwatering.

  • Turn the pot occasionally to ensure that the stem stays straight. Amaryllis like to reach for the light and may lean as they grow. You may wish to stake your plant to keep it from toppling. Take care not to drive your stake through the large bulb in the soil.

  • Amaryllis grow 2-3 stalks of flowers, usually one after another. Remove spent flowers from the top of the stalk and keep enjoying the blooms that remain. Once all the flowers on a stalk have withered and no buds remain on that stalk, you can cut that stalk back.

How To Get Your Amaryllis To Bloom Again

  • Once the blooms have faded, cut off the flower stalk. Keep the leaves attached and allow them to continue growing by placing the pot in a warm, sunny spot. 

  • Water regularly and keep the plant growing all summer.  When the weather warms up, you can move your pot to an outdoor location where it will be exposed to filtered sunlight.

  • At the end of August, bring the pot inside and stop watering. Allow it to dry out to induce a period of dormancy.  Remove any dried-up leaves. Place the pot in a cool (50-60°F), dark place such as a basement or closet for 10-12 weeks.

  • Anytime between October-April, bring the pot back into the light to get it to bloom again.  Refresh the soil, water, and place it in a sunny spot indoors to restart the process! The plant should start producing flowers again in 6-8 weeks.

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