Amaryllis Kits - Traditional Beauty Begins Now
Amaryllis - A Lovely Start for The Holidays
While the fall and winter holidays seem to creep up on us earlier every year, there are some redeeming benefits to beginning the holiday season now - the Amaryllis. Those lovely little bulbs that require minimal effort bloom at just the right time of year, adding those traditional touches to our holidays.
Box Kit includes: A pot, peat pellet that when watered will expand into the peat moss soil, and of course the premium Amaryllis bulb.
- 1. Minerva
- 2. Red Lion
- 3. White Christmas*
- 4. Apple Blossom
*White Christmas variety is unavailable at our Dublin and Novato locations but is available at our 3 South Bay locations.
Amaryllis Planting and Care
Amaryllis care is relatively simple, and with the right attention, you can enjoy their beautiful blooms for years. Should you want to plant an amaryllis bulb in a different container than the supplied pot, here are some tips on how to care for amaryllis:Planting Amaryllis Bulbs
- Choose a large, sturdy pot with drainage holes, as amaryllis plants have large bulbs and require good stability.
- Use a well-draining potting mix, preferably one designed for bulbs or houseplants.
- Plant the amaryllis bulb with about one-third of it above the soil surface.
- Water the bulb thoroughly after planting.
- Place your amaryllis in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. A south or west-facing window is usually ideal.
- Rotate the pot every few days to ensure even growth since amaryllis tend to grow toward the light.
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry between waterings.
- When your amaryllis is actively growing, feed it with a balanced, liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers, which can promote foliage growth at the expense of blooms.
- As the amaryllis stem grows, it may become top-heavy. Use a stake or a decorative support to keep the stem upright and prevent it from bending or breaking.
- Remove spent flowers by cutting the stem just above the base of the flower. This encourages the plant to put more energy into bulb growth.
- After blooming, you can trim the stem down to the top of the bulb.