|Welcome Sight! |
O.K., the lid was carefully removed from the pot. The bulb was watered- not too much. The pot was rotated: 90°- 180° every time. The ever growing stem with a "bud" was staked- gently with yarn. Suddenly the "bud" began to open & small red buds appeared. I was on my way to see brilliant red color in the winter! Woo hoo!
The buds opened. The Amaryllis is watered. The pot is rotated. What a gorgeous sight in February!
Pollen & me have issues, so I also removed the pollen sacs. I am planning on enjoying these bright red flowers for as long as can!
After it flowers (with some TLC), I've learned that the bulb can be replanted at a later date. Oh yes, brilliant red flowers again! This is so similar to my Marigold plant! Seeds are saved every year & planted the following spring!
Enjoying the Amaryllis!