Forcing Amaryllis bulbs indoors is a great winter gardening project.
Most Amaryllis bulbs are sold as set with a pot, compost and even moss. Take apart your set and read the instructions.
How To Force Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors:
- Some sets come with expanding compacted soil. Set your compacted soil disc in warm water and let it expand. If you bought a single bulb, you will need regular potting soil and a small pot.
- Fill the container with 2/3 of the soil and then place the bulb in the pot. Use remaining soil to secure the Amaryllis bulb the best you can. Do not cover the entire bulb with the soil. Feel free to add moss to make a pretty display.
- Place your Amaryllis is a warm sunny spot as heat is needed to produce the flower stems. The ideal temperature is between 68 to 70 degrees.
- Water sparingly until flower stem appears. Gradually water more until blooms fade. Blooms should last between 7-10 weeks.
Here are a few of mine after I first planted them. Some of the bulbs I bought were on extreme discount after Christmas, They had already begun to grow inside the container. These are my ‘rescue’ Amaryllis bulbs. They are very white in color but are slowly turning green and straightening out.I planted this bulb first so it was the furthest along. You can stagger your planting so that you will have continuous blooms for months.Here are my first two blooms! Here is the third coming very soon! This really tall one was getting a little floppy so I had to add some stakes. Do you grow Amaryllis bulbs indoors?