How to Grow Indoor Amaryllis

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Loved by beginners and experts alike due to their superb flowering potential and minimal effort, it’s the well-loved Amaryllis bulb. Hippeastrum or Amaryllis bulbs are very easy to plant and will flower indoors during the winter months, producing spectacular showy flowers in a huge range of colours and shapes.

Indoor Amaryllis makes an excellent potted plant and are available in two different bulb sizes – the standard 26cm+ bulbs which will produce two stems per bulb, or our giant 34cm+ Amaryllis bulbs which are the largest on the market and will produce three stems per bulb.

We have a wide range of popular Amaryllis bulbs to choose from, which you can find here.

How to Plant Your Bulbs

To plant your indoor amaryllis, all you need are rocks for drainage, multi-purpose compost, a medium to large sized pot, and the bulb itself. Place your rocks at the bottom of your pot. All you need is a shallow layer which helps with drainage. Next, fill your pot with soil halfway and pop your bulb into your pot.

Put compost around the bulb so that it’s anchored in place, but don’t fully cover the bulb. Leave the tip poking out the top so that it grows properly.

Aftercare

Once you’ve planted your bulb, try not to over water it. This will cause the bulb to rot.
After the amaryllis has stopped flowering, it can be made to flower again.  Cut the old flowers from the stem after flowering, and when the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb.

Follow our simple step by step guide here or click on the link below to watch our garden expert Jeff Turner in our video tutorial on planting these winter flowering beauties!

The Big Pumpkin Hunt – Announcement!

What a surprise!

To celebrate October, we’ve been hosting a pumpkin hunt! We hid 5 pumpkins in the spring bulbs section of our online shop, and the first person that found all 5 would WIN A £100 VOUCHER! However, our eagle-eyed customers found our 5 pumpkins so quickly, we’re going to finish off the next two weeks of the competition with another round!


Our 1st winner is…🎊🏆

Kira.P. Congratulations on having such lightening fast pumpkin hunting skills! Kira has won our amazing £100 voucher prize to spend in our online shop.

Time for the answer list. The 5 pumpkins we’re hidden on:

  1. Tulip Black Parrot
  2. Daffodil Delibes
  3. Allium Ambassador
  4. Crocus Large Flowering Mixed
  5. Lily abbevilles Pride

Time for Round 2

Since you all did such a great job spotting our pumpkins, we’re upping the difficulty and hiding 10 pumpkins across our WHOLE website. Whoever can spot all 10 new pumpkins will win…

💰💰 A £150 J.PARKER’S VOUCHER 💰💰

Here’s how to enter:

  • Locate all 10 new pumpkins hidden in product images on our website.
  • Email us at competition@jparkers.co.uk and name the products the pumpkins are displayed on.
  • The 1st person to locate all 10 new pumpkins will be our 2nd round winner.

COMPETITION CLOSES – 30/10/2020

Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll be posting clues for the pumpkin hunt on our Instagram!