Many people ask about the height of their Amaryllis blooms. “What if they are too tall”- “what if they are blooming, but too short”?

These are valid questions with a simple solution (sort of)

  • For a taller stalk- take away some light
  • For a shorter stalk- give it more light


The natural instict of an Amaryllis is to grow towards the light. If you take away the light it will stretch to find it. Leading to longer and often too tall stems.

How do you get your amaryllis to bloom “just right”? Provide an even amount of sunlight and temperatures close to 65 degrees. Rotate the bulb every few days to maintain a stright stem. This doesn’t promise perfection, but will help to the best result you can get.