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26/28 cm Amaryllis Royal Velvet

26/28 cm Amaryllis Royal Velvet

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  • $ 1199

Easy to plant and grow . Long-lasting, colorful flowers . For longest-lasting blooms, keep plant away from heat and direct sunlight . Hardy in zones 9-10 if planted outdoors; anywhere when planted indoors, height: 20 in. to 24 in. guaranteed to grow . Planting tip: if you wish to re-bloom the amaryllis in the fall, stop watering in August and place the bulb, still in the pot, in a cool, dry place for 10 to 12 weeks, in mid-November, remove the bulb from the old pot; remove dead foliage and old roots, but leave clean, healthy roots intact, repot in fresh soil as indicated above in a pot only slightly larger than the bulb, if properly cared for, the bulb should bloom in 8 to 10 weeks . Growing instructions: select a pot that is approximately 1/2 in. in diameter larger than the bulb, fill the pot approximately half full with a good quality, sterilized potting soil that drains well, place the bulb into the pot and continue adding soil, leaving the top 1/3 of the bulb exposed, be sure there is at least 1/2 in. of space between the soil and the top rim of the pot for watering, water thoroughly with lukewarm water immediately after potting, keep the soil moist but not wet, and avoid getting water directly onto the bulb stem, place the pot in a warm room that is well-lit; a south-facing window is best, do not overwater once the shoots begin to appear, when flowers begin to bloom, move the pot to a slightly cooler spot where it receives indirect lighting, after the flowers fade, cut the stem off leaving approximately 3 in. above the top of the bulb, do not remove or cut off the leaves, treat the plant as you would any indoor plant, watering it lightly and regularly

Think of an amaryllis, and what first comes to mind is a large, showy red flower. 'Royal Velvet' takes that image and brings it to life before your eyes with the brightest flower imaginable. Velvety, dark crimson-red petals etched with even darker red veining unfurl to large, perfectly formed flowers. The strong, brilliant color is carried through the stamens tipped with bright yellow anthers. Glamorous and unusual, pot them in white or silver containers and place one at each end of the mantel for an easy but stunning holiday decoration. The long-lasting blooms also work well in vases and cut flower arrangements.

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