Amaryllis for Christmas

Amaryllis make fantastic house plants during the festive period.  Their showy flowers on the end of a tall stem are great en masse or as a single plant in an attractive pot. These beautiful flowers come in all colours ranging from pink, red through to creamy white. Only lightly water the bulb to prevent rot. Dot them around your home to add a dash of Christmas colour with a living ornament that will soften any room.

After Care

The bulb will need a dormant period of cold and dark for about 8 weeks before you want it to flower again. Bulbs produce bulblets. These can be re-potted and used as new plants. They will take about two years until they produce flowers.

 

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Kirsty Wilson

Horticulture is my inspiration! I am the Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Photographer, Award winning Garden Designer and Beechgrove Garden television presenter. I want to inspire people to grow plants, connect with nature and have a positive impact on the world.

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