Ask Extension: Amaryllis care
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Amaryllis grow well as houseplants in a sunny window.
Q: I forgot about my amaryllis bulb that I brought in from my deck in October. I set the potted plant in a closet in our basement and the other day I noticed it has a bud! What should I do? Also, when should I bring it outside in the spring?
A: Amaryllis are great houseplants! Set your plant in the sink and water it, allowing excess water to drain. Then set it on a saucer in a sunny window. You’ll see the bulb grow almost daily.
After it blooms, continue watering it and enjoy the long, paddle-like leaves it produces.
When our night temperatures are consistently around 55° F, set it outside in the shade. Gradually move it into more sun until it is in full sun (6+ hours per day).
Find out more about Growing and caring for amaryllis.