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I bought an amaryllis and planted it, but it has now reached 2 feet 6 and a half inches tall. It is just about to flower is this normal? I have been told it is not.
That looks about right. Some are taller than others. Good idea to stake it! Also, be sure to rotate it every day or two so it doesn't grow lopsided toward the window.
This is the first time the bulb has flowered. Does the bulb multiply like irises?
By Robyn from Adelaide South Australia
They do. However it takes the baby bulbs, called bulbets 2 years to bloom.
I was given an amaryllis as a gift. I understood it was to have 4 blooms and some leaves. It had 4 blooms. They died and then it had 5 more. They died and now there is another flower bud growing. Is this unusual?
By Lillian L
I bought an amaryllis at Lowe's 2 years ago for .50 Cents after Christmas as it was a close out. It was already blooming and had 1 small flower I kept it from dieing by keeping it from drying out an it did nothing last year.
I have an amaryllis that is 3 years old and at least 2 feet tall with multiple blooms. Can I put outside, or should I put in bigger pot first?
Hardiness Zone: 6b
By Bevupnorth from RI
Go to-how to grow Amaryllis. Lot of info there, good luck.
Today (June 4) I received a Red Lion Amaryllis bulb. It has a double stalk, the taller one being 12 inches high. Each stalk has what appears to be a large bud. It has not been planted in soil and the bulb is very clean. It is pale green in color. It has not been in water either.
My hardiness Zone is 5. What should I do with it at this time of the year. Should I plant outside or in a pot or in water? Should it be kept in the house or outside? How deep should the soil be or the water? Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Anything I have read appears to be advice for spring or winter forcing. Thank you.
Hardiness Zone: 5a
By Dawn Tigges from Racine County, WI
Plant it outside, with just over half the bulb buried, and fertilize it every other week with liquid fertilizer. Dig it up in September and store it in a dark place. You can take it out of storage in the winter and plant it in a pot indoors or wait 'til the risk of frost is past in Spring and plant it outside again. I used to grow amaryllis inside only, but you'll have blooms for more years if you plant them outside in the summer, where the bulb grows larger with sunlight. Enjoy your beautiful flowers!
I live in San Antonio, TX but I do not know my zone. Can amaryllis thrive in the yard? It gets hot here in the summer. Could I plant them under a crape myrtle? Is special soil required? Thank you.
Here's a link to your zone finder:
You should not have a problem growing amaryllis outside, in the ground or potted. My Aunt lives in Houston and has actually pollinated her own amaryllis' and grows all of her's outside. Remember not to bury the bulb completely. My Aunt's bloom beautifully every year in a shady area, so under crepe myrtle should be an excellent place.
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I received this amaryllis for Christmas this year and watched the transformation from the bulb to the green leaves. Now I am waiting to see the transformation of this bulb into stunning petals of beauty.
Amaryllis bulbs can be planted outdoors to flower in the spring and summer. In most climates they should be wintered indoors. This is a page about planting amaryllis outdoors.
If your amaryllis leaf growth comes to a halt, you might need to confirm that the plant is getting the right amount of sunlight, warmth, water, and fertilizer. This is a page about amaryllis leaves stopped growing.
Amaryllis are grown for their beautiful multiple blooms. When they don't flower it is very disappointing. This is a page about amaryllis not blooming.
This page is about getting an amaryllis to bloom twice in one season. Given the proper light, planting and temperature you may be able to see an amaryllis bloom again.
These beautiful blooms can brighten up the indoors on a late fall day. This page contains amaryllis photos.