Plant from September to December for blooms from December to April
Open the bag of compost and empty contents into the planter, keeping a small amount back to cover bulb.
Place bulb on compost, with bud facing upward and fill around the bulb evenly with the remaining compost.
Leave bud of amaryllis uncovered for best results.
Place indoors in a warm location (18°C).
Water sparingly making sure the bulb is not over watered.
When the flower bud appears, water twice weekly. Turn the pot regularly to keep the stem from growing towards the light. Once the flowers appear, you can prolong the bloom time by keeping in a cooler location and away from direct sources of heat.
Do not eat ornamental flowers or bulbs.
Some plants can be harmful if consumed or cause irritation if touched.
Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands thoroughly when finished.
See our list of potentially harmful plants here.