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How to Pot Amaryllis

Hippeastrum, known as Amaryllis, are widely known for their gloriously colourful, trumpet-shaped flowers (often 4 or 5 on a single stem). They are so reliable that they are often sold as gifts in the run-up to Christmas. To get the best results, just take a little care as you plant.

You will need:

Amaryllis bulb, Compost, Pot, Watering Can

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Difficulty: 1 / 5

Choose a clean, healthy bulb with no signs of rot and no squashy, soft parts. Remove any loose roots.

Step 1 of How to Pot Amaryllis

Spread the roots out as you add bulb or multipurpose compost around the bulb in a pot, as in this cut-away.

Step 2 of How to Pot Amaryllis

Water gently to settle the compost around the roots, adding more if there are low spots as the water drains.

Step 3 of How to Pot Amaryllis

This is a bulb that enjoys heat and light, so the top half of the bulb should sit above the surface level of the compost.

Step 4 of How to Pot Amaryllis

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