For Christmas this year my son gave me an amaryllis bulb. I love watching things grow, so this was a great gift for me. I planted it on Dec 26th and it grew like a weed. By the end of January it was 30 inches tall. On Valentines day the first two flowers appeared, and a couple of days later two more showed up. There is still a flower stalk that hasn't opened yet, so there should still be one or two more blooms.