Keeping Amaryllis to flower for another season
In 2019 I bought two Amaryllis bulbs which flowered really well all over the Christmas season - I looked up how to store them to ensure they flowered again last Christmas but with no success. One produced a couple of large healthy looking leaves and the other just produced a couple of spindly leaves - no flowers at all. On balance, is it worth trying to keep these plants going beyond one season, or, given how cheap the bulbs are to buy, is it best to replace them each year? I like to keep plants going where I can and it didn't really matter much this year as we were on our own for Christmas
The advice I had was to let the leaves die down after flowering was over and put the plants outside in Spring when all frosts were over, then to leave outside until new shoots appeared and then to re-pot and store at room temperature until leaves developed fully and new flowers appeared.
I would be grateful for advice on whether I did the right thing and what might have gone wrong, but also is it worth bothering, and should I just buy new bulbs each year?