If you saw my last post, you know that I have several Amaryllis bulbs that I forced indoors this winter. It’s been a few weeks now so I thought I would share some updated photos. They all bloomed consecutively over the last few weeks resulting in constant blooms.
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.
On another note, only 30 days until SPRING!