It's almost been 3 weeks since we planted the amaryllis (see 'New Life' post on Dec. 21, 2009) so I thought I'd provide a photo of its progress. The flower stem is now approx. 20cm (8") tall and some redness can be seen in the flower bud. The leaves have turned from a pale yellow to light green, and had to be staked when I found them leaning over at a sharp angle (the cat is a likely suspect). We're still looking forward to a showy display when the flower(s) open.