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Amaryllis - any help welcome

greenmaidgreenmaid Posts: 25

Have just found my Amaryllis which bloomed a couple of years ago still in the original pot under a bush!!!   It is leafy and looks as though it could be split into 2 or 3.  Please help, I just don't know what to do with it.  Thanks.


  • AuntiemandAuntiemand Posts: 46

    I'm far from an expert but did manage to get last year's to flower again this.

    If the bulb has split I'd pot them up seperately, give them a good feed and water.   They don't need to go into massive pots.

    Mine are outside now and will stay out until end of Sept (subject to early frosts) then I cut off the foliage, take them out of their posts removing compost.   Then pop them into a dry dark cupboard for about 10 weeks.   Pot up and wait for more blooms.   

    I did find that the smaller bulb I split off last year didn't flower this but has bulked up so you may habe to wait for flowers.


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I agree with Auntimand, except I wouldn't dry off small bulbs - keep them growing until they die off on their own. They can take three or four years to reach flowering size.

  • greenmaidgreenmaid Posts: 25

    Thank you for your help Auntiemand & Alina - will make it a priority tomorrow.

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