Garden Tip: Planting amaryllis bulbs

Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 19, 2011; 4:14 PM

When planting amaryllis bulbs, choose a pot that is large enough to allow root growth and to bury the bulb to its shoulders. The pot should drain. Give the soil mix a good soaking after planting, then water sparingly until growth begins. Keep the pot in a bright location and turn it to keep the emerging stem straight. Flowers will appear in six to eight weeks after initial growth.

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