How to grow an amaryllis

123 amaryllis flowers

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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