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Amaryllis Bulb Planting In A Pot

Updated on July 28, 2013
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The Gift  PackageDirections on the BackA large bulb to plantInside the package, there is a pot, dirt and a bulb.A chunk of dry dirt in the pot.Add water and it expands.Remove some dirt to plant the bulb.Cover the bulb with the remaining dirt.l
The Gift  Package
The Gift Package
Directions on the Back
Directions on the Back
A large bulb to plant
A large bulb to plant
Inside the package, there is a pot, dirt and a bulb.
Inside the package, there is a pot, dirt and a bulb.
A chunk of dry dirt in the pot.
A chunk of dry dirt in the pot.
Add water and it expands.
Add water and it expands.
Remove some dirt to plant the bulb.
Remove some dirt to plant the bulb.
Cover the bulb with the remaining dirt.l
Cover the bulb with the remaining dirt.l

Where to Start

You see them in Walgreen's Drug Stores and in other local spots - the gift box with the Amaryllis bulb. After success with a similar package a few years ago, I was excited to try planting a bulb again. The gift box comes with a pot, a large Amaryllis bulb and a cake of dirt. This is essentially all that you need for a successful plant, except for the water.

The instructions were very simple. Take out the pot, place the dirt pack in the pot and add two cups of water. Let it soak for at least twenty minutes so that your dirt becomes moist and ready for planting. I took a spoon and stirred the moist dirt after about twenty minutes. It was ready to plant.

The instructions say to leave a fourth of the bulb above the dirt line. To make it easier, I removed some of the dirt before starting. Digging a deep cavern in the middle of the pot, I placed the bulb down toward the bottom of the pot. Adding the remaining dirt, I placed dirt evenly around the pot and smoothed out the surface.

To set the planting,I added a small amount of water to the top soil to keep it moist. The directions say that the bulb needs to remain damp while it roots. My favorite spot for plants is the kitchen window sill. Placing this newly planted bulb in the morning sun will cause it to root and grow quickly. I have been adding water every three days or so to the soil to keep it moist, but not wet. I don't want to rot the bulb.

If this bulb does well, I will have a beautiful Amaryllis plant next Spring. Most likely you will see only leave the first year. My older Amaryllis bulb is still in a pot and blooms every Spring around Easter. The leaves are long and stay green most of the year. The exciting part of the project is the very first bloom. I recommend this item for purchase. Again, the directions are simple to follow and you can have your new plant project ready to go in just a matter of minutes. Have fun!

Spring 2013

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April Flowers

It is the season for Spring flowers! My Amaryllis bulb has been in a flowerpot for 8 years! Each year is better than the previous one. The stems grow longer each year! The blooms increase in number with each passing Spring!

Watering this plant every couple of days is essential for maximum growth! The stalks are full of water and so are the long green leaves. As soon as the weather hit seventy degrees, my Amaryllis plant began to grow. It has been another amazing year for this little miracle plant!

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  • billips profile image


    9 years ago from Central Texas

    I am a great fan of the Amaryllis - to me the bright red ones make a perfect Christmas decoration - they also make a great gift, that children can plant themselves and give grandparents and families - this year, for the first time, I got three gorgeous blooms from my one bulb - B.

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    Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

    9 years ago from USA

    The Amaryllis is very beautiful and the kitchen windowsill is indeed a great place for planting. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Esmeowl12 profile image

    Cindy A Johnson 

    9 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    I love the amaryllis plants in a box! I bought myself one and it's sitting on the shelf above my desk.

  • Pollyannalana profile image


    9 years ago from US

    I do love growing things but I do not have the green thumb my mother did, but this we are doing is really an almost fail proof project and those I love! lol

    Maybe our plants will open about the same time. I have more of the same bulbs I need to get outside in the ground soon. I have never seen anything like them. I have rosemary growing in several places outside, so hard to kill (lol) and smell so wonderful!

    Good luck!

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    Paula Kirchner 

    9 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Pollyannalana, it sounds like you enjoy the new growth of plants as I do! I remember planting a vegetable garden in a community garden years ago. It was my first attempt to garden. I was amazed when all of the seeds emerged and began to grow. I was hooked!

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    9 years ago from US

    My mom use to grow one of those every winter and it bloomed around Christmas. It always bloomed too, so maybe yours will. I planted some beautiful tulips indoors that will look so exotic I can't wait to see and they have green shoots already.


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