How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis 

In winter, amaryllis plants enhance indoor gardens with their beautiful blossoms and easy care. AMARYLLIS are easy to grow and enjoy for beginners and experienced.  

Start with reliable amaryllis bulbs. Pick sturdy, plump bulbs without mold or damage. Larger bulbs bloom more.  

1. Choose Quality Bulbs

Choose a well-draining, somewhat larger pot than the bulb. Use potting soil and perlite or sand to create a well-draining mix. Plant the bulb with the top third above soil.  

2. Planting and Potting

Put your amaryllis in indirect sunlight. South or west-facing windows are best. Rotate pots often to prevent tilting and even growth.  

3. Provide Adequate Light

Water your amaryllis thoroughly but let the soil dry between waterings. Avoid overwatering to prevent bulb rot. After the blossoms fade, water less to let the bulb dormant.  

4. Watering Routine

In the growing season, amaryllis like 65-75°F (18-24°C). Maintain moderate humidity around the plant, especially in dry indoor situations.  

5. Temperature and Humidity

A balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength should be fed to amaryllis every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. When flowering ends, reduce or stop fertilizing; continue when new growth begins.  

6. Fertilization

Remove wasted amaryllis blooms to prevent seed formation. Water and provide indirect sunlight to grow foliage. Water and fertilize less in late summer to induce dormancy.  

7. Post-Flowering Care

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