My amaryllis bloomed!
Actually, it's my Mom's flower that she left here
Christmas 2012 since it hadn't bloomed in time.
She spends Christmas here so it made sense to leave it here
for her next visit.
I had cut off the stalk and stored it downstairs in the basement.
When I checked on it this year, it had started to grow.
Then up to the kitchen window it went.
Unfortunately it didn't opened in time this year either.
I will need to adjust how soon I prepare it for blooming.
The stalk grew and grew with a little bud starting on one side.
It slowly began to create the flower head and separate.
Oh my, look at this.
One of the four sides is all the way open.
What a great bloom!
It's a pretty amazing flower.
Another side bloom is starting.
I don't know if it will open this year but I
understand, like any bulb, they begin to multiply.
Maybe this is the baby stalk.
Here is a link to caring for your amaryllis bulb.
By the sound of it, it's likes that we keep it cool indoors.
It's sitting where it gets nice diffused light through the blinds.
The instructions says I should move it over to a sunny location soon
to encourage leaf growth. I can keep it blooming until August.
Once the flowers have faded I'll cut the stalk down,
making sure to not injure the leaves or stalks,
and store it in the basement once again
until next year so it can start growing all over again.
What a great flower!