The Q&A Archives: Growing Amaryllis from Seed

Question: I would like to know how to grow Amaryllis from seed and if there is a way to make the bulb form bulblets. Thank you. Joe May Bloomington, IN

Answer: Yes, you can grow amaryllis from seed; note, however, that if the parent plant is a hybrid, the plants grown from its seed may vary considerably from the parent. Sow fresh seeds in early spring in pots in a sandy, peaty soil. Keep moist but not saturated. Allow them to grow in a greenhouse, or similar area; they should bloom in about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years. There is no way to encourage a plant to form bulblets; some plants just seem to form them more freely than others. Just try to keep the parentplant healthy.

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