The high season of one of the finest and most festive flowers is finally beginning again: The amaryllis fits perfectly into the Christmas season. What other cut flower is so impressive with the Size of their flowers, but it is still the case tender?
Basically, it is completely sufficient to take into account the general tips on caring for cut flowers, i.e. to use a clean vase and freshness-retaining agent, freshly cut the stem and find a cool, windless location. In addition, amaryllis have some particularitiesthat must be observed in care. We have summarized the most important tips and tricks for you:
1. Use a staff or tall vase for stabilization
A special feature of the amaryllis is that you Stem hollow is. This makes it particularly sensitive to pressure, so it must never be squeezed when unpacking or cutting. In addition, the flower gains weight as soon as it opens. It can happen (especially when using a very short vase) that the stem breaks under the weight of the flower.
This can be prevented very easily: plug one small stick or straight branch into the hollow stem. Alternatively, we recommend the Using a tall vaseso that the amaryllis has a lateral support.
2. Cover the interface with tape
The lower end of the amaryllis stem rolls up slightly when it absorbs water. This can be annoying in a transparent glass vase. To that To prevent curling up, a simple one is enough Strips of duct tapethat is wrapped around the lower end of the stem.
3. Place the stem 10 to 15 cm deep in water
The amaryllis absorbs water inside its stem. To a optimal water absorption To make it possible, the amaryllis should be placed a good 10 to 15 cm deep in water.
4. Remove the sepals
To protect the bud, the amaryllis plant develops sepals, which protect the flowers from external influences. As soon as the flower opens, it loses its function and dies. The sepals then hang down brownish. If you find this annoying, you can gently rub the leaves with one sharp knife remove. However, this has no effect on the durability of the flower, it is only an aesthetic measure.
With these really simple tips, your amaryllis will last a long time and you can enjoy their beauty and diversity.
I wish you a nice Advent season!
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