Amaryllis Doublet Bulb
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- SPACING1-2" between bulbs
- LIGHTBright indoor light
- ZONEGrow indoors anywhere, anytime
- SHIPPINGBeginning in October
- INCLUDES1 bulb in a cloth gift bag
Doublet Amaryllis have muted candy stripes on huge 7" blooms. The glorious mess of petals curve and overlap, for a lush spider bloom that is a remarkable sight.
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- DIFFICULTY Super easy to grow
- CLIMATE Grow indoors in a warm bright spot
- WATER Keep the soil lightly and evenly moist once the bulbs starts to grow
- INDOOR+POTS Grow in a container indoors
How to Plant
Amaryllis can be potted in soil (Choose a container that is just a little bit bigger than the bulb itself and leave the top third of the bulb above the soil. Water the soil deeply after planting, and then not again until it begins to grow.) You can also grow your Amaryllis without soil, you just need a way to stabilize the bulb above the water. (The easiest way to do this is to put a 3" layer of stones in a container, add the bulb after trimming off any dried roots so only the plump white roots remain, then layer in more stones to stabilize the bulb. Add water until it reaches just below the bulb - you want the roots to grow into the water, but the bulb itself should not touch the water or it will rot. Keep the water level just below the bulb, and you can change out the water every week or so to keep it fresh.)
Where to Plant
A bright room indoors, or a sunny windowsill. If you are planting numerous bulbs in one container, space bulbs about 1" apart.
When to Plant
Plant about 8 weeks before you want blooms, you can store the bulbs in a cool dark place until you're ready to plant.
When to Expect Blooms
About 8 weeks after planting.
Take care that the bulb is not in contact with the standing water if growing without soil, and if potting in soil, do not over-water as the bulb is prone to rot - the soil should be kept just barely damp.
The tall stalks with large blooms are top-heavy. Rotating your growing container regularly will help the tall bulb grow straight, and adding a little stick to support the blooms can help as well.