Bulb broke dormancy early, what to do?
I purchased an Amaryllis bulb, planted it in a pot and forced it to bloom indoors during Christmas time. It was beautuful. After it bloomed I kept it indoors in front of a South facing window as a houseplant. It grew three leaves after the flowers died back and went dormant in the Winter. It didn't bloom the second year but sprouted leaves instead, so I put it outside and it grew several (6) healthy looking leaves in full sun. I cut back water little by little in September and brought the bulb indoors late October where I kept it in a dark bathroom that gets to about 60 degrees. The bulb lost it's leaves and went dormant for 2 weeks. Recently it started sprouting new leaves.
Now I'm not sure what to do...
Should I expect it to bloom this year? My idea was to remove it from the pot and trim dead roots and hope it goes back into dormancy. Should I let it continue to grow the new leaves? Currently there is one leaf that is about 1 1/2 inches and a second one starting to poke out despite it being completely dark.
Outside the tempertures drop to 40-50 (Zone 9). Was it better for me to leave it outside? I was hoping to get it to bloom this winter.