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Amaryllis re-sprouting

SwedboySwedboy Posts: 386
I bought for the first time an amaryllis for Christmas and I thought it would have gone into hibernation after finally dying down but as I removed the final stalks and leaves, I noticed that it has sprouted again. Should I just let it start again and put it out in the garden as it gets warmer or lock it away in my coal cellar till the autumn.

Back home (Sweden) it was seen as a one off and always discarded as you wouldn't have had a good place to overwinter it in a flat.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,678
    I always put mine outside for the summer, the leaves growing put food back into the bulb. I let it die down at the end of summer. The old ones from last year usually start to grow about now. Sometimes I get odd flowers in summer.
  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 386
    Does yours flower again for Christmas or are they just reverting to their natural flowering pattern?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,678
    I have never got them to reflower at xmas, but then the ones I buy and pot up are usually after xmas anyway. I bought three types in  November and potted them, they flowered through January and February. they now have long leaves and will shortly be moved to the greenhouse.
  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 386
    Mine flowered from the Christmas period till mid January. To my surprise it produced three flushes of flowers. Normally you get one or two (if you are lucky). I'll put mine out later this week I think. It just needs to stop raining all the bloody time!
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    You can keep them going for years with very little effort. I have never had one produce flowers at Christmas, though, they go back to their natural flowering if you let them.
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