The Q&A Archives: Encouraging Amaryllis to Rebloom

Question: I bought some of those boxed amaryllis and enjoyed beautiful color throughout the long winter. They are finished blooming still in their pots and the leaves appear to be growing and healthy. I would like to keep them to enjoy again. Please advise me on how to put them away to keep for another season. L. Tiffany Moses Lake, WA

Answer: Keep moist and fertilize monthly until leaves turn yellow in late summer or just remove the green leaves in fall and place the bulb in a cool, dark basement. Reduce water and omit fertilizer until about a month before flowers are desired. Before plantsstart new growth, wash away some of the old soil and replace with fresh soil. Repot every 3-4 years. Enjoy!

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