The amaryllis plant starts out as a bulb. Display the amaryllis away from drafts in a bright room, but not in direct sunlight. Water sparingly. To promote blooming, use a houseplant fertilizer with high phosphorus content. Once your amaryllis is blooming, you can move it to a cooler location out of direct sunlight to make the blossoms last longer. After the flowers fade, cut off the flower stalk with a sharp knife. Make the cut 1 to 2 inches above the bulb. Grow the amaryllis as a foliage plant through the spring and summer until the leaves turn yellow. Then store the potted bulb on its side in a cool, dark room or basement to rest for 8 to 10 weeks.
Comes in a 6" plastic nursery pot.