After it finished blooming, I cut it back, set it on our hutch and kind of forgot about it- even forgetting to water it for long periods of time. Just recently, I thought I should read-up on what I should do to force it to bloom again. I was WAY too late to start this process. So I decided I needed to start again and aim to follow the directions for after it blooms...so I can use the bulb again. I planted the old bulb outside for lack of knowing what else to do. We'll see what happens.
The other day, Jamey was making a trip to Lowe's and I asked him if he wouldn't mind picking up another amaryllis bulb (we had gotten last year's bulb at Lowe's for around $9). He came home with this:
A waxed amaryllis bulb ($12.99)! I had never seen one like it. The bulb requires no soil and no water- the wax seals in everything it needs to bloom. And, according to the directions, it should bloom in time for Christmas again.
So, my friends, if you want to try for a blooming amaryllis this Christmas (with wax or with dirt), now is the time to go find one. Or buy a few and give them as gifts.Pin It