Amaryllis - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by maureendunn5
January 23, 2010
How do I care for an Amaryllis? It is getting very tall in the pot and looks like it has a new flower.

Answer from NGA
January 23, 2010


Your amaryllis sounds like it's ready to perform. Provide bright, indirect light, keep the soil slightly moist and fertilize monthly with a liquid fertilizer so the plant grows vigorously. In late summer or early fall, the leaves should begin to turn yellow. The yellowing indicates the amaryllis needs a rest. If they do not begin to yellow on their own, simply withhold water beginning in September and force the plant into dormancy. Once the leaves wither, cut the leaves back to the neck of the bulb and store it, pot and all in a cool (55F), dark place such as a garage or basement for about eight to ten weeks without watering. Then finally, water lightly and place it in a bright location. The bulbs should resprout and bloom again. Repot every 3-4 years in the spring after blooming. Enjoy!

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