How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis Bulbs
Moved to Southern Georgia (USA ) in January saw these growing near the patio. Are these a special variety and how do I care for them. Done blooming. Obviously perennials here. Beautiful .
What about bulbs that produce flowers but have no leaves. When the bloom is faded, cut just it off and leave the stem until it fades? Or cut the stem also. The stems are thick and green when the flower fades - is that a help to feed the bulb? I have three amaryllis' that have produced each a stems and flowers but have no leaves. And more with lots of leaves.....
Some types of amaryllis, such as Dutch types, tend to flower before the leaves emerge. After a flower fades, cut it off from the flowering stalk, but leave the green stalk which, as you surmised, helps to feed the bulb. Wait until the stalk browns/fades before removing it. Leaves should appear a bit later.
I was given so me of my Nanas amaryllis bulbs in dried soil in a pot, they had sat in a garage somewhere for a long time, but there are some still hard but cut back and very dry?? Anyway to save, Id love to try!!!
Hi, Gary, Hard to tell exactly. It could be the weight of the flower heads causing the stem to lean, or it might be the placement in the pot (which you can not do anything about now; if you remove it from the pot now, you will disturb it and lose everything). It might be cramped in the pot or maybe it was potted haphazardly. If you decide to try to keep it for future blooms, you could repot it before the next flowering period. See details above about keeping an amaryllis.
My Amaryllis flowered beautifully. Now the bulb just keep producing leaves that are lovely and healthy. I'm confused about whether I should cut these and put the pot in the dark or just let it be.
As noted above, Jean, you can keep the leaves and support the plant’s growth until August. See above.
Hi, Jenn, Do not cut off the leaves. Grow the amaryllis as a foliage plant through the spring and summer until the leaves turn yellow. Then store the potted bulb on its side in a cool, dark room or basement to rest for 8 to 10 weeks. To induce flowering in time for Christmas, bring the plant into a warm, sunny location and resume watering around in early to mid-November. If you want to, repot it at this time. See guidance on that step above.
Brought my amaryllis out the dark in November. It has tall 2 green leaves but no indication of a flowering stalk. What should I do? Just wait?