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Soak the amaryllis bulb and its roots in a bowl of tepid water for a few hours before potting it up. Half fill the pot with multipurpose compost, breaking up any lumps and lightly firming it in place with your fingers. Set the bulb in place, making sure the top sits just above the pot.
Fill around the bulb with compost and firm gently. Water well and allow the pot to drain. Add more compost around the sides if necessary.
Finish by adding a layer of horticultural grit around the bulb, to keep the compost moist. Position the amaryllis in a well-lit position to grow on.