Growing you own Amaryllis plants from seeds is a relatively easy affair. Unfortunately, because of the size that the bulb needs to reach before they are mature enough to start flowering you will need to wait 2 or 3 years before you get to see the fruits of your labour. However, because they are so easy to hybridize you may well end up with something uniquely beautiful and make a name (as well as some money) for yourself in the world of amaryllis breeding.
To pollinate Amaryllis flowers yourself you need to collect pollen from one parent plant and dust it onto the stigma of your other parent plant - a small artist's paint brush is ideal for this task.
Once the flower has been pollinated the seed pods should mature within 4 to 5 weeks afterwards. Pick the pods as soon as they turn yellow and start to split open. Remove the black, papery seeds from the pod and check them for viability. This is done by placing the seed between your thumb and finger, and checking for a pronounced "bump" in the middle of the otherwise flat seed. Any seeds that you can't feel the embryo in have failed and can be discarded. The viable seed should be planted as soon after you've collected them as possible into either pots or seed trays. For your compost use a free-draining compost mix such as cactus compost or a good quality seed compost with a handful of vermiculite, perlite or horticultural grit mixed in.
When the new bulbs reach about pea size they can be potted on into individual 4 inch plastic pots using the same potting mix as before.
Try Germinating Amaryllis Seeds Using the California Method
Place the seeds in a glass of water and keep it out of direct sunlight. If the seed is viable it should germinate right there in the glass. Wait until you have a quarter inch of root and then plant them in soil. With this method some seeds take weeks to over a month to germinate.