Amaryllis – Blooms Year After Year
Amaryllis is an indoor plant that grows bright, vibrant flowers in the winter. Learning how to plant an amaryllis bulb will help you enjoy this flower year after year. If you receive amaryllis as a gift, enjoy the blooms during their season. You can cut the flowers and put them in a vase, and they will last up to two weeks this way. Once the flowering season is over, prepare the bulbs for the next year’s growth.
Over the spring and summer, your amaryllis will grow leaves. Allow this until mid-August, at which time you should stop watering the plant so it dries completely. Place the bulb in a cool, dark, dry place for at least eight weeks.
About six weeks before you desire new flowers, plant the bulb in a fresh pot and place it near a light source. Soon, you will have another plant full of brilliant blooms.