Step 1 Gather your supplies
You’ll need an amaryllis bulb, a container, and potting mix. A clay pot is preferable to a plastic container as clay is heavier and anchors the top-heavy amaryllis flowers. The container should be just an inch or two wider than the bulb. A six to eight inch diameter clay pot is ideal.
Fill the pot about two thirds full of potting mix. Place the bulb on top and add more soil around the edge of the bulb, gently firming it down. Amaryllis bulbs aren’t completely buried in the soil. Instead, once planted, the top third of the bulb should remain above the soil line.
It’s important to keep the soil damp but not wet. When watering, avoid wetting the bulb. Water only the soil.
Step 4 Place the potted amaryllis bulb in a spot with bright indirect light
If the bulb is sited near a window, you may notice the stem leans towards the light. Just turn it every few days to help it grow straight. Once the flowers begin to open, you can move the amaryllis to a spot where the gorgeous blooms will be appreciated.