The Q&A Archives: Amaryllis

Question: I have an Amaryllis the bloom is finished. What should I do with the bulb now?

Answer: After flowering, cut off the stalk but allow the leaves to remain. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy. In late summer, when the leaves turn yellow and die, stop watering, bring the plant indoors, and allow it to rest in a cool, dry place for about three months. Around the first of December, repot and bring it into a bright room. Begin watering again and a new flower stalk and new leaves will emerge from the bulb. When the weather warms in the spring, take it outdoors again to repeat the process.

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