While shopping a few weeks ago, I noticed some Amaryllis bulbs in some nice-looking pots for about $15.  I thought that was a bit pricey, since I already had an empty pot at work that I thought would be perfect for an Amaryllis. So, I passed them by.

Then at the grocery store a few days later, I saw some Amaryllis bulbs in really cheap-looking plastic pots for only $6.99.  Perfect!  So I picked one up.

I’ve had these at home over the holiday season a few times before, and I love their bright, exotic blooms.  But I often feel like I don’t really have enough room for another plant in amongst all my Christmas decorations, so I hadn’t picked one up in quite a few years.

But, as I mentioned, I had an empty pot on my desk at work (from an African violet that I managed to kill).  Perfect.

They grow SO fast–I’ve been measuring this stalk every day and usually it grows at least an inch in 24 hours.  Amazing. I can’t wait until it blooms–it’s bright red.

I think I might go pick up another one. . . I’m sure I can find another empty pot. :)

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5 Responses to Amaryllis

  1. Trevor Lee says:

    You could just get one of the hundred or so from the shed…..

  2. Molly says:

    Have you ever tried saving them from the previous year? I somehow managed to get mine to put out a daughter bulb.

    • Sandi says:

      No, I haven’t–I must admit, it seems like too much work–haha! I actually kept one until March or so one year and couldn’t stand how lame it looked and finally tossed it. 😉

      • Molly says:

        I just take them, cut of the ugly and give them a good drink of water before I stash them in the cupboard under the sink in the bathroom and ignore them there until spring.

        Then I usually plant them outside and they will bloom again. :)

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