Saving Amaryllis for Winter Flowering


| 12/2/2016 10:21:00 AM


Tags: amaryllis, indoor gardening, winter, flowers, celeste Longacre, New Hampshire,

The holidays are here and many of us will receive as a gift (or purchase for ourselves) a lovely amaryllis. These brilliant, large blooms give us lots of color and make spectacular statements on their coffee or end tables.

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They put up a stalk with several flowers that mature individually.

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Many will send up another stalk when the first one is done. At this point, most people will throw the bulb away thinking that the show is now over. Yet, with a few simple steps, these plants can be kept to bloom year after year for decades.Once the bloom has passed, cut the stalk off near the base. Place the plant in a sunny window and water well.

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