Do Amaryllis' Go To Seed? - Knowledgebase Question

Deptford, NJ
Question by cctrace
May 10, 2001
My amaryllis bulb that I got for Christmas last year, bloomed beautifully in Dec/Jan. I have let sit in my office window (NE)and where the flowers have become what I think are seed pods! Can I plant these, will they become a new plant?


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Answer from NGA
May 10, 2001

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Normally in order to help rebuild the bulbs, you would trim off the flower stems once the flowers have passed, but it is possible that your plants have produced seed if you did not do that. It is usually best to plant fresh seed as soon as it is mature. (Plant it lightly in dampened soilless mix, cover with plastic wrap and set in a bright location out of direct sun.) The resulting bulbs may flower in a few years.

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