|Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom'|
Amaryllis prefer a tight fit, which is why I put three bulbs in this planter, making sure to keep their “necks” above the soil level. I created a mix that included Jolly Gardener Premium Potting Mix and a specially-blended cactus/succulent mix from Ted's Greenhouse in Tinley Park, IL. The ratio of the two was about 12 parts potting mix with 1 part cactus/succulent mix.
I gave the bulbs a good watering before slipping the inner pot into the outer section, took it inside and just ignored it. Instructions for re-blooming Amaryllis recommend a resting period of about six weeks during which time they should be kept cool and dry—around 55 degrees F.
I gave them no more water, and the temperature in the spot where I kept them eventually became cooler (around 60 degrees F.) as the weather outside cooled off around mid-November. Sprouts began to emerge about 13 weeks later.
I gave it a good soaking with a dilute water soluble solution of plant food, and put the pot on a heated seed mat in a south facing window. Six weeks after the sprouts appeared, and 19 weeks after repotting the bulbs, all three bulbs were blooming.