Published On: November 8, 2019
Nothing brightens up a room quite like a flower. The comforting colors and pleasant scents are a great natural way to enjoy the qualities of the outdoors even when you’re stuck inside. The winter can be a drag. Even if you don’t live in an area that snows, overcast winter days and long nights can wear you down. A simple flower can be the dose of nature you need to pull you through to the spring.
But how do you grow flowers during the winter? Where can you get all the materials you need when the weather outside has grown cold? Finding all of the necessary components can be difficult. And then it’s hard to know exactly what you need for the particular plant you are trying to grow.
Luckily, Daylily Nursery sells everything you need to grow Amaryllis. What better gift is there for the holiday season than a beautiful flowering bulb and the materials needed to grow it? Here’s why an Amaryllis grow kit is the perfect holiday gift.
What is Amaryllis?
Amaryllis is a flowering plant that grows from bulbs. The bulbs generally measure between two and four inches. It is a tropical plant that is normally grown only in areas that aren’t subject to frosting in the winter. However, it can easily be planted indoors which is great for our purposes.
It flowers once per year, sometimes twice. After the initial flowering, the plant can be kept alive until the next blooming season when it will flower again. The blossoms are large and quite impressive. A single stem grows from the bulb and is surrounded by long, green leaves. The blossoms themselves are shaped like a trumpet and can measure eight inches across.
The colors of the flowers depend on the variety of Amaryllis. Whichever variety you get, though, will be beautiful. Charisma Amaryllis features a gorgeous combination of red and white. Minerva Amaryllis grows into an attractive flower with a red outline bleeding into a white interior. The Amaryllis Clown comes across striped with red and white in a hypnotizing pattern.
Amaryllis flowers are beautiful and captivating no matter which variety you plant.
How Is it Planted?
The process of planting and maintaining Amaryllis is quite simple as long as it’s in the proper place. As we said before, outdoor planting needs to be done in an area that doesn’t get too cold (hardiness zones 7b-10). But indoor planting can be done successfully anywhere as long as it’s well lit and not too cold.
The process is pretty straightforward:
- Put the bulb in a pot
- Cover it with dirt
- Place it in a bright spot
- Water it sparingly
That’s it! Then all you have to do is wait six to ten weeks for the plant to grow and bloom. You can expect the beautiful blooms to brighten your room for up to three weeks.
Benefits of a Grow Kit
Grow kits are perfect for the holidays. They eliminate the need for fancy wrapping since they come prepackaged. They are compact and elegant in appearance. Even though the growth of the plant might take a bit, the initial introduction to the grow kit will be pleasing for the recipient.
Nobody likes to get a gift that ends up being a lot of work. Amaryllis grow kits are essentially work-free besides a little watering. All your friend or family member will have to do is find where they would like to put it and wait for the colorful flowers to appear. And when they do, a person feels more ownership of the bouquet when they grow it themselves. A sense of accomplishment accompanies the visual and physical benefits of having a flower.
There’s no need to go searching for the perfect pot, the correct type and amount of soil, or healthy bulbs. All of this has already been done and put together for you in the Amaryllis grow kit. Purchasing a kit is the hardest thing you will have to do besides keeping it a secret until they open it up.
Purchase an Amaryllis Grow Kit Today!
Nothing beats the convenience of online shopping. And nothing beats an experienced nursery when it comes to providing quality bulbs, flowers, and plants. Daylily Nursery has a variety of options for the gift-giving season. Simply find your desired item, add it to your cart, and wait for it to arrive in the mail.
You won’t regret giving an Amaryllis grow kit for your loved ones. It’s essentially two gifts in one—first when they open the box and second when the colorful flowers appear. Visit Daylily Nursery and order one today.