Planting Amaryllis Indoors

I purchased an amaryllis for Christmas this year and wanted to get it planted right away so we could enjoy over the holidays.

The first step to planting began with this simple ceramic pot because it already had dirt inside which made my life a little easier.  It works great for indoors which led me right into planting.

All we need to establish an amaryllis indoors is a bulb, plastic dish, dirt and a container for planting.

Let’s Begin the Process

Once you have your supplies gathered we can move forward pretty fast because this is so easy.

In my situation I’m going to dump half of the soil from the white planter into a plastic dish.  Once removed place the bulb into the center of the ceramic pot.



Securing the Bulb

Once you have the bulb in position the next step is to secure so it’s stable.  Remember amaryllis grow tall and have this tendency to tilt because their bloom can be heavy so make sure it’s upright.

I used dirt to establish this bulb but you could also uses marbles, rocks, or small pebbles.  Sand in a glass container would look really neat too and contemporary.

Just remember once the bulb is properly situated cover the up to the base of the planter.

Finishing Touches

Wasn’t that just super easy?

Now make sure to clean debris from the container and find a neat place to display your Amaryllis indoors.  If you place in a sunny warm area it will grow faster and hopefully bloom earlier instead of later.

Also remember to water each week because these pretty plants like moist soil.

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  1. Karen says:

    Hi Carole! I've got a question. I have a white amaryllis that was given to me last spring – and was blooming. It's dormant and I just bedded it down for the winter outside in its pot. If I bring it in now, will it bloom again? Probably a crazy question, but I have no experience with amaryllis and very little with bulbs. Are they cyclic like perennials and annuals, or will the bloom at any time given the right conditions? Thanks friend!
    Bulbs have been on my "learn about this" list for so long now. So, here's my chance to learn something new! 🙂

    1. That is actually a tricky question because it's based on weather temperature. If it's planted outdoors it probably already went doormat through the last freeze and it won't recondition until spring, I don't have a lot of experience with Amaryllis bulbs, or bulbs in general in this climate. I'm learning too and haven't really spent much time with them because they don't last that long. -Carole

  2. I'm really not all that skilled when planting bulbs. They never do well for me.

    Your instructions make me think I should give it a whirl again.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

    1. Sure thing – give it whirl. You might have better luck using pebbles, rocks or marbles to establish the bulb as you can see when t add water. Paper whites are fun too and they bloom faster. -Carole

  3. Jenny says:

    I have never planted an amaryllis but it sounds like maybe I should. I know my children would be excited to watch it grow and bloom.

    1. Definitely – paper-whites are another fun one that you're children would enjoy. This would be a fun Christmas memory for you too because watching something bloom through the eyes of a child is really neat. -Carole

  4. I love those. It is so much fun watching how much they grow in one night. xoxo Unfortunately, I haven't seen them around here this year.

    1. Well I did see some at the Walmart where I live and I know you can get them at lowes or small nurseries. I think there is more focus on Poinsettias. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by to share. -Carole

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    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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