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Amaryllis bulbs in a pretty pot with a bow make the perfect gift for a friend or family member with a green thumb. It's simple to gift amaryllis, just follow these general guidelines:
- Choose a healthy bulb that's green or covered with a crisp brown skin that has a tuft of roots at the base.
- Select a pot that's slightly larger than the bulb. Any pot with a drainage hole will work, but terra-cotta pots work best because they are porous and their weight helps stabilize the growing plant.
- Put a handful of potting soil in the bottom of the pot and place the amaryllis bulb on top.