Amaryllis help please!

EmmanaNovember 13, 2013

Last. Christmas neighbour gave me a huge flowering amaryllis. I kept it potted indoors and am still waiting for the 2- 3 foot long leaves to die off. There is no discolouring - it is green green green! What do I do to make it flower again? Thanks.

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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

You could try cutting it off at the top of the bulb to encourage new growth... My mom had them but I haven't been able to get a hold of her to ask if this is what she did.

SCG

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 1:57PM
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ianna(Z5b)

As you can see in this website, cut back your watering and reduce the foliage.

http://gardening.about.com/od/floweringbulbs/a/Amaryllis.htm

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 12:53PM
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Emmana

Thank you Ianna. I did it now can only wait for results. I hope a flower stalk shoots out! Tho I am good with many plants I am not able to nurture some types successfully. This is first try with amaryllis. Thank you.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 6:35PM
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smivies

I stop watering mine entirely in November & store in a cool location....5-15 degrees. In January/February, I bring them out of storage one at at time and begin watering. The leaves are yellow by that point and they begin growing the flower stalk.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2013 at 8:34AM
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