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2013 Plant Sale Catalog
To view or print out our 2013 Plant Sale catalog, which is a list of all the plants available at our annual Spring Plant Sale April 26 (10 am-5 pm, April 27 (10 am-5 pm) and April 28(12-5 pm), click below (after Growing Amaryllis).
• Plant the bulb 6-10 weeks before you want it to bloom; this can be done any time
October-April. It takes longer to bloom in the winter than when it is planted in the
spring. Before planting place the bulb in lukewarm water for a few hours. Select a
pot that is about 2 inches wider than the bulb. There should be 1” of space all
around the bulb when planted.
• Fill the bottom of the pot with any good quality potting mix. Place the bulb in the
pot with about 1/2 of the top of the bulb exposed above the soil line. Press the
potting mix firmly down around the bulb to firmly anchor it in the pot.
• Locate the pot where it receives several hours of direct or bright indirect light
each day. To initiate growth of flower stalk, place the pot in a warm location 70
80⁰. Water well at planting time and sparingly till the leaves or buds start to
emerge. As the plant grows, it will demand more water; keep the plant moist but
• Once flower stalk has emerged, move to a cool location for longer flower life.
Optimum temperature would range 50-65⁰. Rotate the pot occasionally to
encourage even growth. Remove spent blooms as they decline.
• Once the bulb has stopped blooming it is not necessary to discard it; often it can
be kept and encouraged to rebloom. With the following regimen, your amaryllis
will rebloom between January and March. This is good timing for the gardener
stuck in a long winter.
• Fertilize after flowering every 2-3 weeks with a liquid houseplant fertilizer.
• Move the amaryllis outside during the summer months, but continue to fertilize
and water regularly. It is best to place it in a very light shade location so the
foliage is not scalded by the sun.
• Stop watering at the end of summer and allow it to dry out and go dormant for at
least 2-3 months before repotting. Place the pot in a cool (50-60⁰,) dark location.
• After 2-3 months, replace about an inch of the old soil with fresh potting mix and
care for the bulb as instructed above.