Answer: Have you tried withholding water to force the plants into dormancy? The leaves should be allowed to wither before being removed so they can provide nutrients and energy to the bulb for next season's bloom. If you cut them off, the bulb may not bloom next year. Once the leaves yellow and wither, the bulb needs to rest in a cool, dark place for about three months. Then you can begin watering again, and a flowering stem should appear within three weeks. Plants are sometimes on their own time cycle, and refuse to be forced. You probably won't get a flower until mid-winter, based upon the dormancy requirement and the fact that it's almost the end of October now, but be patient with your amaryllis and they'll get back on track when they're ready.
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