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Jun 1, 2020 8:40 PM CST
Bryan, TX
I have two batches of Amaryllis seed sprouting, one on water and one on potting soil. I can't say for sure yet, but I hope the ones on potting soil are sprouting like the ones on water. How many years should I expect it to take for them to make first blooms?

What soil/nutrition is the best possible for their health and growth?
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Jun 1, 2020 10:38 PM CST
Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
It is depending on your weather, if it is hot enough in winter, so plants will not be dormant in winter. They need a lot of heat, not not direct sun (if temperature is over 90 F). In ideal conditions you need about 4 years.
It is depending on the Specie of amaryllis as well.

Amaryllis love soil very each in nutrients , I usually use regular soil from nursery that based on coconuts . I feed it ones in 1.5-2 month with regular granular fertilizer. I found that it can grow even on 100% horse or cow manure (mature plant only, not spouting seeds) .
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Jun 2, 2020 8:58 AM CST
Bryan, TX
Thank you Ron. It is most definitely hot here in the summer, and in the winter the temperature rarely goes below 22*F. Maybe I can select places that will get some shade during July-September.
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Jun 2, 2020 11:44 AM CST
Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
22F is too low. From my experience, if temperature goes below 45F for several days, bulbs will loose all leaves (specially the blooming bulbs)
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Jun 4, 2020 8:57 AM CST
Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
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Usually 3-4 years to bloom. I have found mine grow better if I add some weak liquid fertilizer about once a month.
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