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Watering amaryllis correctly in a jar – charcoal extends the shelf life of the plant

2023-12-03T18:38:18.758Z

Highlights: Watering amaryllis correctly in a jar – charcoal extends the shelf life of the plant. Watering with high water quality is required to ensure that the plant survives the days leading up to the feast and the time after. The right amount of water requires sensitivity: too little water will cause the onion to dry out, too much watering can quickly lead to rot. A piece of charcoal (activated charcoal or charcoal) in the water can help prevent the development of putrefactive bacteria and mold.



Status: 03.12.2023, 19:17 PM

By: Ines Alms

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The amaryllis in a jar is a popular decorative object. However, it is often disposed of after flowering. With the right care, it can bloom again for several years.

The amaryllis is not only available as a flower bulb for planting or already potted. It can also be purchased without soil in an attractive jar decorated with moss, twigs or Christmas motifs. To ensure that the amaryllis survives the days leading up to the feast and the time after, and does not become a disposable product, careful care and watering with high water quality is required.

Pouring amaryllis in a glass: the water must remain clean

The amaryllis in the jar depends on the best quality of the irrigation water. © Pond5 Images/Imago

With the right care, the amaryllis in a jar can be transplanted into soil after flowering and encouraged to bloom again and again over several years. This requires, first of all, an adequate water supply of clean water while it is still in the glass. The right amount of water requires sensitivity: too little water will cause the onion to dry out, too much watering can quickly lead to rot. A piece of charcoal (activated charcoal or charcoal) in the water can help prevent the development of putrefactive bacteria and mold, as well as unpleasant odors.

The following points are important:

  • Change the water every two to three days.
  • It is preferable to use boiled, ideally lime-free water.
  • The bottom of the amaryllis should not be in water. A distance of one to four centimeters is ideal.
  • Clay granules, pretty pebbles or marbles are not only decoration, but also help to keep a distance from the water on the one hand, and on the other hand the root tips can still reach the water.
  • If you arrange the newly purchased tuber yourself in the jar, you should remove any existing soil residue and choose a glass cylinder or vase as a container that will provide sufficient support for the long, heavy stem of the amaryllis.

When buying, it is advantageous to choose a variety with a short stem and small flowers. There are also special amaryllis jars that are ideally shaped and make it easier to dose water.

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If you use moss, you need to water less

Caring for amaryllis in a jar of moss is a little easier. Here you don't have to check the water level, it is enough to keep the moss slightly moist at all times. Whether in water or on moss, cultivating amaryllis in a jar is possible from October to February without any problems, but it should not be permanent. Therefore, it is best to transplant the amaryllis into a pot with soil after flowering.

This article was created with the help of machine support and carefully reviewed by editor Ines Alms before publication.

Source: merkur

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