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Popular holiday plant gifts

If you happen to be gifted a beautiful amaryllis, poinsettia or paperwhites, do you know how to care for them? Where to properly place them in your home? Here is some helpful advice for you.

Amaryllis are gaining in popularity even over poinsettias. When your amaryllis arrives in bloom place the pot in a room with a temperature around 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If someone happens to give you an amaryllis bulb to start, then that bulb will need warmer temperatures to get started. This means 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit until you see a flower stalk. As for sunlight, it will need four hours of s...


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