Healthy Amaryllis Fails to Bloom - Knowledgebase Question

North St. Paul, MN
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Question by lindy852
June 11, 1999
I had great blooms on an Amaryllis for three years, but this year the bulb sent out a profusion of leaves but no flower. Does this plant have a dormancy year for blooming or has it reached "retirement" age?

Answer from NGA
June 11, 1999
Amaryllis are considered robust and should repeat their performance for many years. The plants do need a period of warmth before they'll produce a bloom, so perhaps that was missing this year. Since the foliage appears healthy, I'd take a chance that the bulb is taking a season off from blooming and will produce a flowering stalk next year. Continue to care for it as you've been doing and give it another chance. If it fails to bloom next year, replace it with a healthy new bulb.

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