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[Video]: How to Plant an Amaryllis

How to Plant an Amaryllis

We’re deep into fall and winter is just around the corner. Many of you have long ago put your vegetable gardens to bed and are already dreaming of spring.

If you’re like me, you’ve been itching to get your hands in the dirt again.  I feel this way most of the time! 

One of the easiest ways to do so, is by planting an Amaryllis.  Plant it now and it will bloom in 4 to 6 weeks, displaying it’s beautiful colours just in time for Christmas.

In this post, I show you how easy and quick it is to plant an Amaryllis bulb.  If you weren’t thinking of doing so earlier, I’m sure you’ll be itching to join me after you watch my video.

Do you plant an Amaryllis indoors each winter?  If you do it right and care for it correctly, it will probably bloom for you again the following year.

In my previous post, A Guide to Growing Amaryllis Indoors , I discussed the background of the Amaryllis, where it originated, the tools and steps for planting it, as well as what to do with your bulbs after they have finished blooming. Please check out that post for all the details.

Armed with that information, I filmed a short video to show you how easy and quick it is to plant an Amaryllis bulb.

In this video, I show you how to carefully handle the root basal plate, the correct depth of planting, proper watering techniques and more. 

After your Amaryllis bulb is planted, set it in a bright location and watch as it begins to grow. Then turn it periodically if you find it leaning towards a window. This will help to keep your Amaryllis standing strong and straight.

Then check out my second post, How to Get Your Amaryllis to Rebloom , to learn what to do after it finishes blooming and the best way to care for your bulbs.

If you weren’t sure about growing your own Amaryllis, I’m sure you will be tempted to get started right away!

Happy Gardening!

Here are the tools that I mentioned in the post.

Disclaimer: The links to some of these tools are my affiliate links. Meaning, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you, should you purchase the product through my affiliate link.


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Julia Dimakos

Hi, I'm Julia from Mono, Ontario, Canada. I began my gardening adventure after having children. Since then, my interest grew into a passion. I love growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit and medicinal herbs. I'm here to show you that growing your own food is not difficult and in fact can be simple.