Looking after amaryllis.

Posted on January 11, 2017
How can you not have these in your life?
Looking after amaryllis.

Said the florist......So, I am going to say that every flower aren't I. But look at it!! Irresistible.

We mostly associate this majestic flower with being red and with Christmas but they can be enjoyed well in to the Spring.

This particular variety is called 'Mocha' and has a slightly pointed petal with beautiful colouration in the throat.

How to Condition Cut Amaryllis

The hollow stems must stay full of water. With proper care, flowers last up to two weeks.

1. Partially fill a clean vase or other container with water (amaryllis stay fresh longer in shallow water). Add 1 pack of cut-flower food.

2. Using a sharp knife, cut stem at a 45-degree angle. Immediately turn flower upside down and pour fresh water into stem.

3. Plug cut opening with a cotton ball, and transfer amaryllis to vase. (If you don't have cotton, keep the stem end covered with your fingertip until stem end is submerged.)

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 every 2 to 3 days.

5. Remove spent blooms as new flowers open.

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