The Q&A Archives: Amaryllis Bulb Already Growing In Gift Box When Opened

Question: A gift amaryllis bulb was already growing in its box when opened. What causes this and is the bulb salvageable?

Answer: That actually happens quite a bit with amaryllis bulbs. They are shipped "ready to grow," often in time for the holidays. I remember looking through about a dozen boxes to find a bulb that hadn't already popped. Just plant it up according to the box instructions and it should grow and bloom just fine.

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