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Spruce Care Guide
Amaryllis Guide

AMARYLLIS

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PLACEMENT

  • Near a well-lit window (ideally east or west exposure)
  • Away from direct heat sources (65-70°F room temperatures are best)
  • On a protected surface (to prevent potential moisture damage to furniture)

WATER

  • Upon arrival: Moderately with lukewarm water
  • Before buds appear: Water sparingly, keeping soil slightly moist
  • After buds and leaves appear: Gradually water more (a few times a week)
  • Avoid overwatering. Soil should not be soggy.


Amaryllis Guide

REBLOOMING

  • After initial bloom period, cut the flowering stalk to an inch or two above the bulb, keeping the leaves intact.
  • Transplant to a slightly larger pot with drainage holes, keeping original soil around the bulb.
  • Water as needed, when soil dries out. (We recommend adding a water-soluble fertilizer once a month.)
  • After danger of frost has passed in late spring, move potted amaryllis outdoors to a semi-shaded location. (You may also transplant to the garden if you prefer.)
  • In late summer, discontinue watering and fertilizing to allow the foliage to wither.
  • In the fall, cut off the dried leaves and move the amaryllis back indoors. (Repot if needed.)
  • Store in a cool, dark area for 6-8 weeks.
  • After resting period, move to a warm, well-lit area and resume watering once growth begins.

Amaryllis Guide

WAXED AMARYLLIS BULBS

The easiest plant you'll ever grow, your Waxed Amaryllis doesn't even need water. Just place it on a flat surface in bright, indirect sunlight and in 3-6 weeks, a bouquet of blooms will appear.

Waxed Amaryllis bulbs contain all the water and nutrients needed for a single bloom cycle and should be discarded after blooming.


Amaryllis Guide

NAKED AMARYLLIS BULBS

PLANTING

  • Choose a container 6-8" in diameter.
  • Use a well-draining soil mix. We recommend equal parts loam, sand and compost.
  • Plant bulb (tapered side up), keeping top 1/3 of the bulb above the soil.

See the instructions in this guide for amaryllis placement, watering and reblooming.

Download Amaryllis Care Guide PDF

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