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.