La Paz Spider Amaryllis In Bloom - Mid-December 2023
Just a few days ago, I posted photos of the three different Amaryllis bulbs that we're growing this season and showed how the new (to us) Spider variety - La Paz - was way, way, way ahead of the others. Just a few days later and the La Paz is putting on a full holiday show. It has three tall, slender (maybe too tall) flower stalks that each have multiple flowers dangling from the top. See below for the current state:
I say 'maybe too tall' because I didn't get around to watering this with an alcohol mix until it was too late, so it shot way up. I've used a single-prong flower stem support to keep them upright. As the stalks were growing up, I was able to sort-of 'tuck' them into the support and keep them centered and (hopefully) stop them from flopping over.
Here, below, is the Amaryllis support that I use to keep the top-heavy flowers from flopping-over. It is about 12" tall and I stick it into the soil at the base of the bulb.