Often called the art and soul of winter, no home should be without an amaryllis.

These bulbs are at our local nurseries, grocery, hardware and big box stores and they make wonderful hostess gifts. Most bulbs come in a box suitable for gifting or you can pot one up in a pretty flowerpot. The pot should be just a bit wider than the bulb.

My favorite potting soil for houseplants is Miracle-Gro Indoor Potting Mix. The top quarter of the bulb needs to be above the soil so that water won’t collect in the sprout. Water regularly like all of your other houseplants.

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