Forcing Amaryllis In Water - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jcombite
December 7, 2000
What is the method of forcing amaryllis bulbs in water? I have my tall
cylinder vase, marbles or polished river stones, and the bulb. I think
I should use distilled water, but I'm worried about the base of the bulb
rotting. What should the water depth be? Is the bloom time the same as
in dirt (@ 6 weeks)? I want to give them as gift plants and need to
include directions. I saw them at Smith and Hawkins last year in St.
Paul and they were GORGEOUS! Thanks.

Answer from NGA
December 7, 2000
experiment and see if it works. experiment and see if it works.

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