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376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
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Heather's Helpful Hint

How to Grow Amaryllis
November 03, 2011

Amaryllis plants are extremely easy to grow and their blooms bring a festive air to your home or office, adding showy splashes of red, white, or pink and green to your Christmas décor.

You do not need a green thumb to successfully grow Amaryllis. While in bloom, keep them well watered, and in a relatively cool spot. Like the poinsettia, between 60 - 70 degrees is ideal. Keep your plant out of direct sunlight to ensure that the blooms last as long as possible. The stalks of the amaryllis bulb tend to lean towards the light while growing. Simply rotate the pot from time to time to keep the stalks heading straight up. Usually a bulb will produce 1-2 tall flower stalks, each featuring up to 4 flowers. Due to the number of flowers and stalks, the bloom time often lasts for up to 3 weeks.

Ceramic pots are an excellent choice to give your amaryllis a finished look and are ideal since their weight helps stabilize the plants as their huge flowers open, and as the sturdy stalks grow.

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Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.