How to grow an amaryllis

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Amaryllis, or hippeastrum, are very easy to grow and make perfect gifts, if you can bring yourself to give them away!

Soak the bulb in a bowl of tepid water for a couple of hours, before potting it up into bulb fibre or multipurpose compost, leaving about a third of the bulb showing.

Water thoroughly, then place in a cool room with plenty of light.

As soon as the shoot develops, start feeding your plant once a week, and support the shoot with a cane when it reaches about 30cm.

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