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- Multiple varieties of amaryllis bulbs to choose from
- Makes a great holiday gift
- The perfect indoor flower
- Easy to grow with long-lasting blooms
the best amaryllis bulbs for holiday blooms
Amaryllis are exceptionally impressive and easy to grow flowers. Their magnificent, large, trumpet-shaped blossoms can measure up to eight inches across and are available in an assortment of dazzling colors. Not only are the stalks impressive, but the stalks are equally deserving of attention. From the bulb, one sturdy, tall stalk can grow between 18 and 36 inches! Their ease of growing indoors with a vase of water and some rocks has made amaryllis a popular winter holiday favorite. Amaryllis will bloom for several weeks, bringing some much needed color and cheer to the dreary winter. For some of our favorites, check out our Exotic Amaryllis Collection, Papilio Amaryllis, Cherry Nymph, and all of our other beautiful options.
How to plant amaryllis bulbs
For individual bulbs, you can easily force amaryllis in a vase with some water and a few rocks. Be sure not to emerge the bulb in water. Only the roots of the bulbs should be in water. You may also opt to plant amaryllis in soil. Select pots which are approximately one to two inches wider than the diameter of the bulb. To plant groups of amaryllis together, select a large, long pot. Ensure that whatever container you use has proper drainage holes. Firm potting soil around the bulb(s). Amaryllis are top-heavy as they grow, so be sure that the bulbs are securely planted. Allow two inches between each bulb and the edge of the pot and keep the upper 1/2 of the bulb above the soil surface. Once your amaryllis is planted, or happily resting in a vase of water, place it in an area with plenty of sunlight. Indoor plants should be rotated for maximum sun exposure.
Moving amaryllis bulbs from indoors to outdoors
As blooms fade, cut off the tubular flower stem near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue to grow. After all danger of frost has passed, you can move your amaryllis outdoors to the garden where it can soak up the spring and summer sun. In early autumn, it's time to bring your amaryllis back indoors and start the cycle all over again!
For more information about planting, growing, and caring for amaryllis bulbs, see our Amaryllis Bulbs Planting Guide.