Amaryllis Bulb Planting In A Pot
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 2013Click thumbnail to view full-size
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!