Amaryllis [Hippeastrum] are splendid, showy plants, originating in South America, they’re definitely indoor plants. I find them very cheery at this time of year.
Supermarkets & garden centres sell them as gift boxes at this time of year. The box contains the bulb, a plant pot & compost.
These are tall plants & the flower can make them top-heavy if they’re in a small pot. I plant the bulb into a bigger terracotta pot for stability, using multi-purpose potting compost.
I painted terracotta pots & half-filled them with multi-purpose compost. Placed the bulb on top & filled around the sides with more compost, gently firming it with my finger-tips. The upper third of the bulb is left uncovered, then watered.
I took these photos in the garden on my way indoors from the shed, where I potted them. They’re on a window-sill that gets as much light as possible, & watered once or twice a week. Too much water & the bulb will rot.
A sturdy stem grows up from the bulb & explodes into a cluster of big, showy blooms about 6 weeks after planting.
The plant needs turning every few days to stop it going wonky as it leans towards the light.
If you fancy something a little more exciting in shape & colour than these standard types, , check out Crocus. I love the green one, & they’re on offer at the moment.