Amaryllis - Knowledgebase Question

Clermont, Fl
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Question by mkmalys
November 20, 2009
I have 3 amaryllis under magnolia tree in different sizes - apparently they are spreading. When do I cut the green tops off?

Answer from NGA
November 20, 2009
Amaryllis bulbs produce little offsets that will grow into full sized plants in a year or two. Sounds like yours are happy in their spots and are naturalizing. You shouldn't cut off the green foliage. The leaves will die down on their own when the bulbs need a rest. When that happens you can remove the old yellowed foliage. The bulbs will rest for several weeks and then develop healthy new foliage. Enjoy!

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