Will my bulbs bloom again?
Two years ago I bought a bunch of amaryllis bulbs and planted them in containers. It was late summer, but they set leaves and flowered right away.
After the flowers dried, I expected the bulbs to go dormant, but they just went into cycles of producing new leaves over and over again.
Last summer was incredibly dry and hot, so 25 months later they finally went dormant for the first time. I dug them up and they look really healthy and HUGE - I'd say bigger than a handball.
Their natural cycle here in Brazil is to flower in september and then the leaves die by late march. Is it possible that they didn't bloom these past 2 years because they were adjusting, since during the 1st year they were completely off their natural cycle? Or could it be something else?
Also, should I leave them in their containers or is it better to keep them completely dry?