Planting and Caring for Amaryllis
Amaryllis have long stems and big flowers. A heavy pot with a wide base will help the plant stay upright. Choose a pot that is about 2” wider than the bulb. If you are planting several bulbs in one container they can be planted about an inch apart.
Fill a pot with good-quality, sterile growing mix or potting soil. Moisten the soil, fill the pot a little more than half full and set the bulb on top. Set the bulb in the soil so that the top two thirds are exposed.
For best results, grow your amaryllis in a relatively cool room (60-65°F) with bright, indirect light. Keep the plant in a sunny spot, though not direct sun and rotate the plant so as to avoid the flower stalk leaning towards the light.
The first thing to emerge from the bulb is usually a bud. Leaves and additional stems will follow. Rotating the pot every few days will help keep the stems straight.