Answer: Amaryllis do need to go through a rest period before they can produce a bloom. In the fall, when the leaves begin to yellow and die, stop watering, dig the bulb, and store it in a cool, dry place. It should rest for about three months. Then repot it and resume watering. A new flowering stalk will grow, followed by two or three strap-like leaves. It will flower about Christmas time. In the spring take the plant outdoors to a shady area and let it stay there all summer. In the fall, repeat the process for new bloom.
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