Amaryllis kits come with a pot, amaryllis bulb and soil disc or bag of soil. For kits that have a soil disc water needs to be added to the disc to soften and expand the soil.
Add soil to the pot about ½ way up. Place the amaryllis bulb with the pointed end facing up. Add the remaining soil to surround the outside of the bulb. Leave the top 25% of the bulb uncovered with soil. Add water if soil is dry at the time of planting.
Amaryllis tolerate dry conditions but will benefit from regular watering especially as stems and buds form.
Amaryllis tolerate a range of light conditions and can be grown in a sunny location, but will also bloom in low light settings.
Expect 2-3 bloom cycles from the amaryllis bulb in your growing kit.
Once the amaryllis produces only leaves and no stems it is finished blooming for the season.
To get your amaryllis to bloom again:
After removing the wax from the bulb, cut off the leaves from bulb. Remove the bulb from the pot and soil it is planted in. Store the bulb in a paper bag in cool, dry, and dark location. Avoid storing the bulb in extreme heat or cold.
In late September to early October prepare to wake up the bulb for growth and blooms. Take the amaryllis out of the bag and plant the bulb in soil, add water and sun. Gradually expose the potted amaryllis to sun to help keep the growth balanced. Within 6-8 weeks new blooms will appear on your amaryllis.