I have Amaryllis growing in the ground. When and how can I divide the plants?
According to folks at the LSU AgCenter, the best time to divide them is in January or February when the bulbs have stored the greatest amount of nourishment. I have followed this advice in the past with better success for Spring blooming than when I divided them in the Fall.
On the other hand I have also discovered that most Amarylis tend to bloom more and with larger flowers if allowed to bunch and crowd one another. I tend to leave the large bulbs in a bunch right where they are taking only the small new bulbs for replanting. Bulbs less than 1 1/2 inches in diameter may bloom in the Spring but often require a full year to grow to full size. Tiny bulblets may take two years but are worth the trouble.
I am new on this website. Do you have pictures of your Amaryllis blooms, and is it possible to add digital pictures on this website?