Amaryllis lily plants are a lovely flowering plant. They are easy to grow, and they require little maintenance. These plants are best kept in a pot or basket, and they can be left to grow in soil, or can be pruned back regularly to keep them in a small pot. Amaryllis plants are a beautiful addition to any home, and they can be found at most garden centers.
The plant has tall flower spires, reaching 30cm to 60cm for some cultivars, and the flower heads are large and dramatic. They add a touch of style to any room in the house and make ideal plants to try if you've never grown bulbs before - just plant them in a container and water.
Amaryllis' Latin name is Hippeastrum, meaning 'night's star',
Amaryllis plants don't have specific soil requirements, however, we suggest using a quick-draining soil, or a mix of soil, peat, and perlite.
Amaryllis bulbs will thrive best in area that receives at least four hours of direct sunlight each day. When in its dormant state, keep the bulb in a cool, dark place below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Water the amaryllis bulb after the initial planting to wake up the bulb. After that, water the plant no more than once a week. Most of the problems that come with failing bulbs are due to overwatering, which can rot the bulb. You can tell if your bulb has rotted if it has lost its firmness and becomes mushy when you press on it.
Must mix 30 to 40 % of Potting Soil. Apart from this, keep giving Liquid Fertilizer even before the flowering season starts and do not give it after flowering. Amaryllis fertilizer requirements are not particularly special; Very slow release or liquid fertilizer that has an NPK ratio of 10-10-10.