Jokes on me! I picked out this sprouting clearance amaryllis in a box & thought since my previous ones had withered in the hot summer sun I'd at least have one for my kitchen table. 50% of the cost was going to breast cancer charity...but looks like it won't be sending up the tall stems. The flowers are trying to open today! It's a shortie! It might have wanted more light in that little box?
Muddy, thank you for the explanation....a few years ago I gave our former pastor's wife an amaryllis in a box for Christmas.....she certainly wasn't a green thumb person, but I assured her that she should just follow the directions on the box. Fast forward several months later...and she informs me that she had finally remembered to plant the bulb, but it wasn't tall and stately like the picture, but short and stubby. I figured she had left in the box way too long......and you just confirmed my conclusion.
However, she did tell me that the short little blooms were gorgeous and numerous....so it wasn't a total waste of money!
Also, had you visually pictured as tall......so now you tell us you're short!! Will have to rearrange my perception!