Most people buy their Amaryllis plants from nurseries when they are in full flower because they are so spectacular.
But this is unnecessarily expensive particularly if you would like to have a collection of amaryllis flowers in different colours. In this case, you should think about purchasing a few bulbs.
Make sure that you buy the largest bulbs as mature bulbs will give you the biggest flowers. Smaller bulbs may skip a season before they flower and disappoint you.
As soon as you have planted your amaryllis bulbs – remember not to plant them too deep – water them thoroughly and allow the soil surface to dry a bit before watering them again. Read more
Amaryllis flowers have become increasingly popular as gift plants, undoubtedly because the bulbs bloom so freely on garden patios as well as indoors.
The large, showy flowers make a bold statement and are available in a large variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Amaryllis are not difficult to grow. You can bring them into bloom every year if you treat the plants correctly.
You can keep your amaryllis indefinitely, and if you can provide the right conditions for growth and dormancy, your bulb will get larger and multiply itself over the years.
Large bulbs may produce as many as three flower stalks and some bulbs may bloom during the summer as well as during the winter, depending on the temperature and other growing conditions.
But in the main, they are very easy to grow. And this is one of the best features of the amaryllis. Read more