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How to Care for A New Amaryllis Bulb

It is never too late to grow an amaryllis plant. In this post I share a video and image about how to care for a new amaryllis bulb. In this presentation I am answering a question submitted by one of my readers.  I will discuss my personal experience caring for Amaryllis bulbs.

Caring For a New Amaryllis Bulb Video

In the presentation feature today I share my personal experience caring for a new amaryllis bulb. This informative share was inspired by a question one of my readers submitted on the blog this week. If you would like to submit a question about gardening please do so on my website contact page. 

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This video can be found on my Bren Haas Video Channel.  

Highlights From Amaryllis Bulb Presentation

I am excited to share my experience with you about the amaryllis.  First off… It is super important to remove the bulb from the retail packaging. Retail packaging is for marketing purposes and or for shipping control.  Remove the bulb from packaging.  It is best to plant the bulb as soon as the consumer – or grower receives the bulb.  

In the first year plant the bulb proving adequate watering and feeding to encourage healthy growth. A container planting indoors is perfect for these bulbs.

You must may get a bloom on the amaryllis bulb even as late at February planting. However, by the month of August you will want to put the container planting into a dry, cool, and dark location for about 10-12 weeks.  This is called a resting period and will encourage bloom once watering and feeding begins again.

Amaryllis Bulb Growing Tips

Below are a few tips I want to highlight that ensure a healthy growing bulb. 

  • Be sure to plant the amaryllis in good potting soil.
  • Do not let the soil go dry or become to wet.  
  • Let the plant grow in a container until it is time to put it in a resting period location. 
  • The bulb should never go below 40*F.

More About This Plant

Thanks again for sending in your gardening question.  The question is on the Everything you need to know about Amaryllis Blog post. If you would like to submit a question or find more creative living and growing ideas visit my website at BrenHaas.com.  I have included a few post links featuring this plant that you might enjoy.

Let’s Connect

So what do you think about growing an amaryllis after reading this post today?  The plant really is a fun and easy plant to grow and enjoy.  With the lush healthy leaves the plant is enjoyable year-round.  Please consider reaching out to me by commenting in the post below.  Be sure to share this post on your favorite social media sites to help spread the word about gardening.

Happy Bulb Growing,

Bren Haas

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Bren Haas

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Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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