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Description Amaryllis Gallery
Name: Amaryllis, Barbados Lily
Soil: Miracle Grown Potting Soil.
This group of plants requires very little care. For few years now, my amaryllis were grew in the same pots they came in. Through out the year, they require very little extra attention and can tolerate some of the lazy gardener¡¯s abuses (skip watering a few times or forgot to feed them). As a matter of fact, several times during the winter I thought they were dead and wondered if I should throw them away. However in early spring, new leaves sprouted. With a little more sun light, flower stems started to form. Soon, large and delightful flowers start to open.
In places with high humidity, it is almost necessary to take the bulb out of the soil and store it in a dry place during the winter. However, here the air is dry and winter is not too cold. Cutting back on the water serves the same purpose.
Though amaryllis only flower in spring and throughout the rest of the year and its elongated leaves are very unique in nature, the lovely flowers usually range from 5 to 7 inches. For me, they symbolize springtime.
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