amarillis - Knowledgebase Question

highland, Ca
Question by benccoleman
December 14, 2009
I've planted amarillis and enjoy their blooms the first year. Each succeeding year they have small blooms about thumb print size. How do I get the big flowers back?


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Answer from NGA
December 14, 2009

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Usually the opposite happens - the bulbs enlarge and because they store more energy each year, the flowers get larger and larger. You may not be giving your plant adequate sunshine, or you may be cutting off the leaves before they wither and die on their own, or your plant may not be going dormant and resting long enough. Try giving your plant more light, allowing the leaves to die back on their own, and storing it in a cool, dark place while it is resting. Hope this information helps!

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