I received an amaryllis bulb but it is covered in wax and has a wire where the roots should be. Do I need to remove this before planting?
Grant County Nebraska amaryllis care
Thanks for your amaryllis question! I'm assuming that the floral shop covered the bulb in wax to slow down its growth, but haven't a clue why anyone would attach a wire! But the short answer is that, yes, you need to remove both the wire and the wax, which will impede the bulb's growth and flowering. The University of Minnesota has a great article about amaryllis planting and care, and you can find loads of information here.
Hope it's helpful, and good luck!