Amaryllis seeds usually germinate in one to four weeks when given ideal conditions. When this happens, small grass-like leaves grow from the seed.
As with most seeds, they need moist, but not saturated, soil.
How to control the blooming cycle of amaryllis indoors
The great thing about amaryllis is that you can control when the plant blooms.
Because amaryllis is mostly grown as a houseplant in the United States you don’t have to depend on the seasons for flowers. Outdoor amaryllis naturally bloom in the spring (in the right climate zones) but keeping houses at a constant temperature allows your amaryllis to bloom in any season or month you like.
Why Are My Amaryllis Only Growing Leaves?
Don’t worry if your amaryllis only has leaves, they will start to grow hours before the flower spike, and that is completely normal.
This doesn’t mean it won’t bloom again, just be patient and give it more time.
6 Types of Amaryllis that are Easy to Grow
Amaryllis are welcome during the dark days of winter. They are well worth the little effort! Below is my experience with six easy-to-grow varieties available at your local nursery or online.’Red Lion’-bright red, double bloom, easy to find (Home Depot), small fragrance, large flower, fast grower’Minerva’-red flower with white star, bloomed twice, easy to find (Home Depot), big blooms, fast grower’Appleblossom’-white streaked with pastel pink, easy to find (Home Depot), bloomed once , huge blooms, slow grower. ‘Red Pearl’-deep velvety red, order online (Meadow America), bloomed twice, huge blooms, fast grower’Moonlight’-white with a tinge of green, order online (Meadow America), two stems bloom at the same time, big blooms, fast grower’Papilio’-white with green and red veins, online order (American Mind), blooming, small blooms, fast grower
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