We hear this a lot- I love the bulbs, but the Amaryllis stalk grows too tall and are top heavy… they break now what?
This is true, Amaryllis and Paperwhites are going to get tall- they are also going to create large beautiful blooms that can cause the stalks to be top heavy. However, there are ways to prevent them from breaking!
- rotate your planter- allowing the sun to hit different angles of the bulb/stem- keeping the growth equal.
- move the planter closer to the window. If your stem needs to strain for sunlight, this can cause it to lean and eventually break.
- Tie it up! This is simple and can also look quite cute! Use ribbon, twine or whatever you have on hand. Gently tie a loose bow around the stems holding them together. If you only have one stem- you can stick in a stake to attach to.
With those three simple steps, you can stretch out the length of your bloom with out stretching too tall!
Click below to watch a quick tutorial on how to tie up the stem.