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How To Grow Amaryllis

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Sowing Information: Sow the fresh seed immediately if possible. Plants grown from seed are slow to flower. It may take eight years or longer.

Germination Tips: Float the seeds on top of water until a root emerges, then plant the seed – taking care not to damage the root – in a seed starting mix. Cover the top of the seed with a thin layer of vermiculite. Keep the soil moist. Covering the pot with a baggie to keep the area around the pot humid is a good idea, but be sure to remove the baggie once you see growth. Amaryllis seed germinated best at temperatures that range between 65 and 75 degrees F. Average germination time ranges between 9 and 120 days.

Transplanting Tips: Dig and transplant the bulbs when they are dormant to prevent possible root damage. Be sure to divide the bulbs – if necessary – before replanting them.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 through 10

Flowering Season: Late summer through December.

Propagation Methods: Seed or bulb division


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