Growing flowers from bulbs is a fun and easy way to add beauty to your garden, and amaryllis bulbs are some of the easiest to care for and bloom. It is important that you properly store amaryllis bulbs so that they can flower when they are planted. Without proper storage and care, the bulbs may be ruined before they even have a chance to grow. When planting bulbs, it is very important that you take care of them from purchase until planting, so that you can enjoy their beautiful flowers when it is time for them to bloom.
Amaryllis bulbs should be stored in a cool place, but should never be put in the refrigerator or freezer. The fridge is too cold for them, and the cold temperatures will sterilize the bulbs and they will not bloom it is time to plant them. While it is important not to keep amaryllis bulbs too cold, it is also important that they are not stored in a place that is too warm. The optimal temperature for storing amaryllis bulbs is between 40-50 degrees Farenheit. The amaryllis bulb should also be kept in a dry location that has a draft.
As long as the bulb is kept cool, dry, and airy, it should be ready to be planted and bloom. The bulbs can be planted from late October until April, and will bloom from December until June, depending on when you planted them. Amaryllis is very popular as they are easy to care for and come in many colors, and can be grown in a pot or planted outdoors. By properly storing your amaryllis bulbs, you will be able to enjoy planting and growing your own beautiful amaryllis flower.