Do you know why poinsettias became the ultimate festive flower? Or how long an amaryllis stem will bloom once it's cut? Take a trip with our in-house flower expert, Simon Richards, as he travels to Holland to meet some of our dedicated growers and learn the how, what and why of our beautiful range of seasonal bouquets and arrangements.
Whether you're gifting or treating yourself, get the most out of your amaryllis bulbs with our handy guide. Even novice gardeners will find it easy to keep their plants blooming
After the amaryllis has stopped flowering, it can be made to flower again. Cut the old flowers from the stem after flowering, and when the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb.
Continue to water and fertilize through the summer, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When the leaves begin to yellow in autumn, cut back to about two inches from the top of the bulb and remove from the soil.
Clean the bulb and place it in a cool, dark place such as the salad drawer of your fridge for a minimum of six weeks. Do not store amaryllis bulbs in a fridge that contains apples as this will sterilize the bulbs. Store the bulbs for a minimum of six weeks.
After six weeks you may remove bulbs whenever you would like to plant them. Plant bulbs eight weeks before you would like them to come into flower.
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