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Melinda's Garden Moment - Growing and Forcing Amaryllis to Bloom Indoors

Melinda's Garden Moment
Posted at 12:55 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 12:55:42-05

Brighten your home with a few colorful amaryllis.


Purchase firm bulbs free of soft spots and blemishes.


Plant one or more bulbs in a container with drainage holes that is slightly larger than the bulbs.


Plant your amaryllis in a well-drained potting mix leaving the top 1/3 of the bulb above the soil surface. Then water thoroughly.


Or place several inches of pebbles in the bottom of a glass vase or watertight container.


Cover the pebbles with water.


Set the bulb on top of the pebbles adding more stones to secure the bulb leaving the top 1/3 exposed. 


Continue to keep the water level just below the bulb.


Move the potted amaryllis bulb to a cool sunny location.


Water thoroughly and often enough to keep the soil barely moist.


Be patient as it can take a month or more for flowers to appear.