How to Plant Amaryllis Bulbs
Start with a pot a little larger than the width of your bulb. (Or cluster several bulbs close together in a larger container.) You want a tight fit. Use a porous, sterile potting mix that's rich in organic matter. Soak each bulb in lukewarm water for a half hour before planting.
Add bulb to pot. Do not bury the bulb. Leave at least one-third of the bulb above soil level. Water well, and then let drain. Make sure you place it in a warm room to get it started.
Water again only after you see the green growth of the leaves emerging from the bulb. Do not overwater.
Dress up your containers by covering soil with pinecones, moss, gravel, small stones, or even glass ornaments.