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Amaryllis Insider Secrets

By : Easy to Grow Bulbs

Amaryllis Insider Secrets

Ever wonder what really goes on inside amaryllis bulbs, under those layers of brown papery skin? Well, here's your answer.

Tucked inside the bulbs are fledgling plants complete with flower stems, blossoms and foliage, all just waiting to get out. Given warmth and just a little water to wake them up, they'll sprout and grow, drawing from the protective white nutrient layers to fuel their initial activity. This is why it's not necessary for amaryllis to have extensive roots to produce their first set of blooms. For subsequent seasons's; flowers the bulbs will need roots to take up nutrition from the soil, but for the first round, they're all set.

Here's an amaryllis that's been sliced open so the plant-to-be is visible. Pretty cool, huh?

That Mother Nature is quite the magician. . .

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  • Lisa on

    I leave my plants in the ground year round. I am located in central east Florida, so the weather stays pretty good year round. I get blooms every year at Easter and greenery the rest of the year. I am a happy gardener.

  • I think this Site is really so simple to understand and goes into every detail .....Brilliant on

    Thanks for ALL the information

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