So far, all I've got is a nice show of leaves; no sign of a bud. Reckon this amaryllis bulb is a dud.
I like avocados; food and foliage in one neat package. I ate this avocado a few months ago, planted the pit (stone) and the resulting plant is coming along very nicely. I didn't bother with the toothpick thing which is fiddly. I soaked the washed pit in water for a couple of days, peeled away the skin, planted the pit in an 8cm pot of compost and stuck it on the kitchen windowsill to sprout. I repotted the plant into the next size pot when it had grown four leaves.