Bonus Blooms

A good Amaryllis/Hippeastrum bulb will bloom twice.


If you peek in the boxes from most “big box” stores the contents look like half a bulb because they split them.

My replacement Exotica bulb sent up a stalk of the usual four blooms last month.

It has bloomed another time with six blooms on the second stalk.


Really lovely colors, markings and shapes.


This one’s a keeper.


8 thoughts on “Bonus Blooms

    1. Mine outside will bloom in several weeks. This Exotica was a new purchase, then a replacement bulb. So it is late for inside. They love to be sidedressed with mushroom compost. I am doing that today in the gardens.
      I find the oldest, mushiest bags I can find. I call it “ripe” compost. The plants respond almost immediately. Try that outside. Not in pots. It stinks.

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