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Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

Gift-Boxed Kit with Red and white Minerva amaryllis-- includes jumbo bulb, special soil and plastic pot. Just add water!
Kit

Price: $19.95

Sale: $9.98

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Details:

Height: 20-24" tall
Bloom Time: Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid October.

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Details
SKU 23AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Flower Color Red, White
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 26/28 cm
Planting Depth Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Days to Bloom 6-10 weeks after planting.
Flower Size Up to 8" flowers
Planting Season Fall, Winter
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold or snow outside, but all you do is water this "magic lily", and it zooms into growth. In just a few days, the stems arise, and in a few weeks the enormous flowers begin to open--huge lily blooms up to 8" across! (Our preplanted kit contains a bulb that will produce one or two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) It only takes 6 to 10 weeks from first watering to full bloom and you'll have a big show for over a month.

Note about Gifts: If you are ordering gifts that will require shipping to more than one address, please create separate orders for each address, since shipping for each must be recorded separately.

Quantity Discounts and Corporate Gifts: If you'd like 15 or more kits, please call 877.309.7333, ext. 12 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Our kit comes in a beautiful gift box, ready for giving and includes:
1 jumbo amaryllis bulb: Minerva
Plastic Pot
Professional Potting soil
Complete Instructions are printed on the back of the box.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Large bulb size (4)
  • Long bloom time (4)
  • Reliable growth (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (5)
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    5.0

    This was beautiful at Christmas!

    By Kim

    from Moundsville, WV

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    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

    I loved it! I planted it in Oct. and the week before Christmas it started blooming and it bloomed for 3 weeks.

     
    5.0

    So pleased with this purchase!

    By cb

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

        What a wonderful plant. Gave this as a gift and the recipient was so pleased I got pictures on the progress. They also received nice compliments on the plant when visitors arrived at their home.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By Debra

        from Florida

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers
          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

          It grew fast and the flowers were just beautiful. This spring we planted it in the yard. We know by experience that they will bloom year after year and spread.

           
          5.0

          Amaryllis great

          By garden girl

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor Pots

            Comments about American Meadows Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

            Bought this for my mother who loved, loved, loved it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            outstanding flowers

            By joholu

            from tuscaloosa, al

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Large Bulb Size
            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor Pots

              Comments about American Meadows Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

              the first year i ordered 3 bulbs, and while two produced multiple, absolutely gorgeous blooms, one produced only foliage. i contacted customer service, and the following year they mailed 3 new amaryllis bulbs. all 3 bloomed, and were perfectly beautiful! outstanding customer service AND lovely products! i highly recommend american meadows!

               
              5.0

              This is a great value and a lot of fun!

              By K1 crafter

              from Modesto, California

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Healthy bulb
              • Large Bulb Size
              • Low Maintenance
              • Multiple blooms
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers
                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows Minerva Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                I was a primary school teacher and would plant 2 amaryllis bulbs each year for the children to watch grow. I called them the 'magic plant', as most had never seen a bulb grow above the ground. I wanted my grandchildren to have this same memory, so I sent a basket and 3 bulbs to them. Not only did they enjoy the stages of growth, but these bulbs continued to die back and rebloom! I have never had this happen with bulbs from other companies. At last count, over 4 sets of blooms have been produced by these bulbs. Definitely a great miracle to witness. I will be ordering more this year.

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                How-To Guides

                Foolproof Amaryllis, Indoors and Out

                Everyone loves amaryllis, and if you've grown them, you know how quickly and beautifully they bloom, almost like magic.  Any bulb with an eight to twelve-inch bloom that flowers in just a few weeks in a small pot has to be special.  That's why amaryllis has been the top "Indoor Bulb" forever.  It does just fine in very mild zones out in the yard, but in most of North America, amaryllis is a house plant, and one of the few that is happy to bloom indoors while the snow flies outside. Best of all, growing them beautifully takes absolutely no gardening talent or experience, and that's why they're so popular in "Gift Kits" for the holidays.  If you've never planted a seed or grown a bulb, you can be an amaryllis expert in minutes. Simply plant your bulb and add water. It's really that simple.

                Growing Amaryllis Indoors. (For Outdoor instructions, see below.)

                Most amaryllis are imported from Holland, and arrive in the United States during the fall season.  Then, they're sold in garden centers and online for bloom as houseplants during the holidays and into the winter. First, let's cover the basic "How-To" for indoor growing:

                When Growth Appears
                In Flower
                Minimum 60°
                Water
                Minimum 60°
                Water
                Water
                Heater
                Sparingly
                Bright Light
                Keep Moist
                Don't Overwater
                Keep Cool


                Pot, Soil and Watering:

                Amaryllis samba
                If your amaryllis doesn't come in a "kit" with soil and pot, you'll need to find a proper pot.  Amaryllis bulbs are the size of a very large onion (or larger), but they like to be somewhat crowded in their pots.  Choose a pot that allows about one inch all around and one or two inches below your bulb.  For soil, Martha Stewart simply suggests "potting soil" but another expert suggest 1 part loam, one part peat moss, and one part sand.  When you pot the bulb, be sure to leave its "shoulders" sticking up out of the soil.

                Once your bulb is planted, water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. (It won't take long.) Then water regularly and your amaryllis will produce its spectacular huge flowers. Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight as they have a tendency to grow towards the light.

                Aftercare:

                After winter bloom, if you want to rebloom your amaryllis, it's quite simple.  When blooms fade, cut off the tubular flower stems near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue growing.

                Water as usual and apply water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks. Once spring arrives and frost is past, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer when frost threatens, simply pull the pot out of the ground, wash it out, and take it inside, and allow it to dry out completely in a warm dry place like a utility room.  Once the leaves are dead and the bulb dry (usually 5 to 6 weeks), the bulb is ready for repotting.  Simply cut off the dry leaves, and repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle again.

                Amaryllis Outdoors (Zones 9 - 11)

                Outdoor Amaryllis
                Photo courtesy of Floridata.com
                Since these bulbs are tropical (native to South America), they can be grown beautifully outdoors in very warm and frost-free zones.  This means from southern Georgia down through Florida, south Texas, and much of the Pacific coast.  Planting time in these areas is usually September or October, and if the bed is well-cared for, the bulbs will stay in the ground and flower for years. If you'd like to propagate your amaryllis, our friends at Floridata.com have good Instructions.

                See all Amaryllis Bulbs and Kits

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                  Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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                Shipping

                Shipping begins in mid October.

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                As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 2 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                  Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                  Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                  Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

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