Holiday Bulbs Planting Guide

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PAPER WHITE HOLIDAY BULBS HAVE BECOME A STAPLE FOR OUR HOLIDAY DECOR. IT IS SO MUCH FUN TO PLANT AND WATCH THESE LITTLE GUYS GROW AND BLOOM. EVEN BETTER IS HOW SIMPLE THEY ARE TO CARE FOR; NO GREEN THUMB REQUIRED!

Are You Ready To Grow? Let’s Go!

It may not seem like it, but now is the perfect time to plant those holiday bulbs. Here are a few things to keep in mind when caring for your vibrant plant:

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Does Size Matter?

The bulbs only need about 3-4” for the roots, so lots of different shapes and sizes of containers work really well. You can plant a single bulb or in multiples.

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Let’s Talk Soil

The paper white bulbs can be planted in either little pebbles, soil or decorative pieces of glass.     
 Place the bulb with the large side down and the thin part at the top. Fill your container with enough soil to cover to the base of the neck of the bulb.
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Watering Requirements

Place just enough water in the container so that the very bottom of the bulb can touch the water, but the bulb is not sitting in it. Water minimally when the roots are growing and more often once the leaves have sprouted.
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Lights, Camera, Action!

The bulbs will need lots of sunshine, or the greenery will grow and get leggy searching for light. Within a couple of weeks, you will see beautiful new lovely roots! The buds and blooms will not be very far behind. Generally, paper white bulbs will bloom 3-4 weeks from the time they are planted.

Amaryllis Fun Facts

  • The Amaryllis represents beauty and love.
  • Blooms have a range of colour varieties to choose from. Such as shades of pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and multi-colours.
  • The size of the bulb does matter! Bulbs usually produce two flower stalks and each can have between 2 to 5 individual blooms. When selecting bulbs, keep an eye out for the largest ones you can find because they’ll produce the most flowers for you.
  • Generally amaryllis bulbs will bloom 7-10 weeks from time of planting.

What’s Blooming On Our Shelves

Are you interested in picking up a bulb or two? Click here to view our Holiday Collection or perhaps one of our DIY Kits.

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