When and How to Repot Orchids
When and How to Repot Amaryllis Bulbs
Prized for their glorious trumpet-shaped flowers borne on tall stalks, amaryllis benefit from repotting as the bulbs grow and mature.
These vividly hued, tropical blooms are often grown for indoor forcing, and flower for weeks in saturated shades of burgundy, coral, pink, rose, salmon, scarlet, and white, plus bicolor combinations.
Each bulb produces one to three tall, erect stems with up to five flowers per stem that add scintillating drama to the home in the short days of winter – with larger, mature bulbs producing the most flowers.
We link to vendors to help you find relevant products. If you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission.
They’re also naturally long-lived, reblooming for years with the right care – like repotting.
Moving them needs to be timed carefully to make it minimally disruptive to their growing cycle.
And the new pot can’t be too big, because for the most abundant flower production, they do best when somewhat rootbound in tightish quarters.
So are you ready to brighten another winter with their big beautiful blooms? Then let’s dish the dirt on when and how to repot amaryllis!
Here’s what you’ll find ahead:Bulb Basics
The beautiful, large-flowered amaryllis bulbs of the winter season are hybrids in the Hippeastrum genus of the Amaryllidaceae family.
Hippeastrum species are native to Central and South America, and the large, exuberant flowers add exceptional color to indoor decor for several weeks – a perfect counterpoint to winter’s short, dark days.
And while many tend to think of them as a one-season-wonder, the bulbs are wonderfully long-lived and can be regrown for decades with proper care.
Learn how to do that in our guide to growing amaryllis.
When and How to Repot Orchids
Knowing when to prune your snake plant is not just about upkeep—it’s about helping it reach its full potential for growth and beauty. However, it doesn’t need much of a pruning. Keep reading to know all the expert tips and tricks!
Feeding the birds is such a rewarding activity, and a great way to support local wildlife. However, too many gardeners are making potentially harmful mistakes when trying to appeal to feathered friends.
We are all switching on to the healing power of plants and flowers. Many of the plants we grow have the potential to act as sources of healing, as well as being profound mood-boosters. Some of the simplest floral arrangements of posies (or nosegays) have transformative powers. And while these small fragrant arrangements seem innocent enough, they have hidden depths which date back centuries.
If you’re already looking ahead to spring flowers, then you’re probably also well aware that right now is the ideal time for planting bulbs.
I read recently that ancient Greece–inspired and Mediterranean décor was the next big thing in interior design. Perhaps many of you will feel inspired to add a marble bust to your fireplace mantle. But what about Mediterranean plants? In the Southeast, plants that prefer a Mediterranean climate are not always at home. Humidity and wet winters—not just the cold—are normally the downfall of these plants. But there are some Mediterranean staples that we can grow very well in our region. They are not always extremely long-lived but can be enjoyed in the garden while they last.
Watering Christmas cactus correctly is essential for maintaining your plant’s health and preserving its beautiful appearance.
When and How to Fertilize Christmas Cactus
Fan Palms 101: How to Grow and Care for Fan Palms
How to Propagate Houseplants from Stem and Leaf Cuttings
When and How to Repot Swiss Cheese Plants (Monstera)