Minerva Amaryllis Kit - Plastic Pot
Our Minerva Amaryllis Kit produces stunning blooms of red and white and makes a wonderful gift. The kit includes a terra cotta colored plastic pot, enclosed in a burlap gift bag and with a satin bow along with soil, bulb, and instructions. The bulb is easy to grow and produces multiple bloom stalks.
Amaryllis is one of the easiest flowers to grow indoors. No matter the cold winter weather outside, your amaryllis will bloom and thrive, spreading a feeling of joyous springtime cheer indoors. Simply follow the provided instructions and watch your amaryllis flowers open into huge lily-like blooms - up to 8" wide! Within 6 to 12 weeks from first watering to full bloom, your amaryllis will put on a big, colorful show for over a month. You can also save your bulb as it goes dormant, for fresh blooms the following season
Note about Gifts: If you're ordering gifts that will require shipping to more than one address, please create separate orders for each address, since shipping for each must be recorded separately.
Quantity Discounts and Corporate Gifts: If you'd like 25 or more kits, we're happy to help and can even ship to multiple addresses. Please call (877) 309-7333 for special quantity discounts on this product.
Our kit comes in a beautiful box, ready for gifting and includes:
1 jumbo amaryllis bulb - Minerva
Professional Potting soil
Complete Instructions are printed on the back of the box.
|Common Name||Minerva Amaryllis Kit - Plastic Pot|
|Botanical Name||Hippeastrum Minerva Kit - Plastic Pot|
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Planting Kit|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Red, White|
|Mature Height||20-24" tall|
|Bulb Size||26/28 cm|
|Planting Depth||Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.|
|Bloom Time||Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting indoors.|
|Days to Bloom||6-10 weeks after planting.|
|Flower Size||Up to 8" flowers|
|Planting Time||Fall, Winter|
|Advantages||Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance, Plants for Small Spaces, Good for Forcing|
|Additional Information||Hardy in zones 9-11.|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Amaryllis and Paperwhites, are favorites for the winter holiday season. These bulbs are easy to grow with spectacular results. They need no chilling, and once planted can bloom in as little as 3-5 weeks for Paperwhites, and just 6-8 weeks for Amaryllis.
Tips For Growing Amaryllis (Easy!)
- When planting your bulb, select a pot that allows about one inch all around, and at least two inches below the bulb.
- Use a good quality soil-less potting mix or a blend of one part peat moss and one part coarse sand for planting.
- Make sure to not plant too deep and leave the top of the bulb ("shoulder') just slightly above the soil.
- Water in your newly planted bulbs thoroughly, but don't water again until the new sprout is well out of the bulb.
- Once you have a sprout a few inches long, water regularly and soon your amaryllis will produce its spectacular, huge flowers.
- Remember to turn the pot regularly to make sure the stalk grows straight, as these bulbs have a tendency to grow towards the light.
More guidance for growing Amaryllis: Amaryllis: Get Big, Beautiful Blooms Indoors
Tips For Growing Paperwhites
- Select a container that about 3 - 4 inches deep (8 - 10 cm), without drainage holes.
- Add 1-2 inches of gravel, stones or marble to the bottom of the container.
- Place your paperwhite bulbs, pointed side up, on the gravel layer. Fit them in tightly, they don't mind being crowded.
- Add water to the container so that it just reaches the base of the bulbs. Don't cover the entire bulb with water, or it could rot.
- Check your bulbs daily and add water if needed.
- When roots begin to develop, you can move your bulbs to a sunny window.
- After they begin flowering, move the plants out of direct sunlight, so the blooms will last longer.
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Minerva Amaryllis Kit - Plastic Pot:
I purchased two Amaryllis for myself and four as gifts to family for Christmas. They have all bloomed, and we're all very happy with these beautiful plants. The blooms are huge, and it's amazing watching them grow so fast.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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