These spectacular flowers don't need potting soil or heavy care – everything they need is contained in the wax bulb they are delivered in, including their water supply.
Waxed Amaryllis bulbs do not require any water because the bulbs contain all the water and nutrients they need to flower.
Every bulb grows at its own rate. There is no way of controlling when they will actually bloom. Waxed Amaryllis bulbs usually grow two stems over 4-5 weeks, producing multiple flowers per stem over the next 3-4 weeks. Blooms should be expected in 8 to 9 weeks after purchase. Some can take even a little longer, around 10 – 12 weeks.
We always recommend trimming withered blooms to promote further growth and to keep the Amaryllis in a well-lit room but avoid direct sunlight. Giving the bulb plenty of natural light will stimulate growth. Rotate it every couple of days to help it grow straighter. Be careful not to expose the bulbs to freezing conditions.
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please note that the height, bloom time, bloom count and color may differ in various climates.
Saving and replanting your Waxed Amaryllis bulb is a little trickier and not guaranteed to work, but it has been done before (with success!)