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Hippeastrum, commonly known as amaryllis, is often grown inside for its beautiful blooms. But it’s also a good landscaping option for those that live in warmer climates. Use our guides down below to learn how to grow them both indoors and outdoors, as well as propagation and care tips. New to amaryllis care? Start here.

How to Stake Amaryllis Flowers for Support

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Beloved for their large, colorful blooms, amaryllis sometimes needs to be staked to keep those magnificent flowerheads upright – and plants forced indoors in small pots are most likely to be top heavy. To easily create your own stakes and loops, or find ones designed for the job, read our guide to staking amaryllis.

How to Care for Amaryllis After Flowering

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Colorful flowers grown indoors over winter, amaryllis bulbs are easy to save for many repeat performances. If treated as foliage plants until the end of summer, they’ll rebloom next winter after a period of dormancy – or plant them in gardens with mild winters. Learn how to care for amaryllis after flowering now.

How to Force Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

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Large tropical flowers on tall, sturdy stems, bold and beautiful amaryllis brightens our winter decor with a long flowering time. These long-lived perennials are easily cultivated and can be saved for years of continuous enjoyment. Learn all the necessary steps to force amaryllis indoors in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis Flowers

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Amaryllis is a tropical bulb with enormous trumpet-shaped blooms in a range of colors, with variegated options as well. It can be forced to bloom indoors in all growing zones, and makes a bold addition to winter holiday decor. Read on to discover how easy it is to grow your own amaryllis indoors.

Tips for Growing Amaryllis in the Garden

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Not just a holiday houseplant, tropical amaryllis (Hippeastrum) is easy to grow in the garden in Zones 9-11, with eye-catching blooms the size of your hand and colors ranging from pinks and reds to yellows and oranges. Learn how to cultivate amaryllis in your garden for a showy springtime display. Read more now.

3 Tips to Prevent Amaryllis Bulb Rot

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Amaryllis bulbs can rot for a variety of reasons, like fungal infections or insect infestation, but some can be avoided. Are you doing everything you can to ensure beautiful blooms, and growing your decorative holiday plants in the best possible conditions? Read our top tips now to ensure healthy bulbs, indoors or out.

How to Spot Southern Blight Disease in Amaryllis Plants

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Whether grown in a pot or in your garden, amaryllis bulbs can be attacked by the pernicious disease known as southern blight. This fungus is extremely difficult to control, so preventing it is of the utmost importance. Read on to learn how to diagnose southern blight and prevent it from attacking your plants.

How to Grow Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) from Seed

If you love amaryllis, did you know that you can grow these dramatic flowers from seed? The process requires a few years of patience but allows you to create your own hybrids for spectacular results. Learn how to pollinate, harvest, and sow amaryllis seeds for years of glorious blooms with this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis bulbs produce stunningly colorful flowers that are often grown indoors during the winter holiday season. Easily propagated from offsets and by divisions, just one mature bulb has the potential to produce several new plants. Learn how to propagate amaryllis from bulb offsets and sectioning. Read more now.

17 Awesome Amaryllis Varieties to Grow Indoors or Out

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Bright red or striped amaryllis are ideal for holiday decor and giving as gifts. But did you know there are lots of other great types of amaryllis, too? From double-blossoms, to extra large blooms, to those that resemble orchids. Discover 17 of the best amaryllis varieties and choose your favorites. Read more now.