Amaryllis at home
Amaryllises are easy plants that grow in your living room without too much care. Still, we receive quite a few questions about how to care amaryllis. People are not accustomed to a bulb flower that blooms indoors, they hesitate whether they should give the flower water and wonder if their amaryllis shouldn’t be standing in front of the window, rather than on the table. Of course, Fluwel is happy to answer all your questions about amaryllis!
The amaryllis is basically an ordinary bulb. In its original environment, it will not blossom earlier than spring. It is a flower bulb that has a relatively little need for sunlight, and therefore thrives in forests. That brought people to flourish these flowers in their homes, initially just in the spring, but later in the winter, since a winter’s room temperature makes the amaryllis believe that it is spring already. Caring amaryllis indoors is a combination of pretending spring and imitating the natural conditions an amaryllis is designed for.
Amaryllis begins to bloom when temperatures do think of spring, roughly between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. That corresponds quite well with the room temperature. Temperatures significantly higher cause the end of bloom, as with low temperatures bloom is not even started. Thus for the care of the amaryllis a good, moderate temperature is important.
The amaryllis blooms at room temperature. If you have just a normal room temperature, the amaryllis will feel at home. Do not put the plant near the heating: this is usually too hot for an amaryllis! At the same time, a relatively cool place is no harm, since amaryllis blooms longer at a temperature between 15 and 20 degrees. Avoid real cold however.
Amaryllis need regular water when in bloom. When the stem reaches higher than your fingers are long (let’s say 12 cm), the flower has grown enough to be sprinkled with water. Water regularly , but do not let the bulb get wet, this leads to rot. Transplant the bulb if the pot has become too wet . With proper care, your amaryllis will yield a beautiful flower soon.
Amaryllis care all in all is not difficult, it is not a plant that takes a lot of your time. The effect is no less. Amaryllis are a real beauty on the table or in a cabinet. That's a lot better place than the windowsill, after all this is often close to the heating. Amaryllis do not need too much sunlight, the light of your living room is enough. For the amaryllis this means spring already!