The Top Hippeastrum and Amaryllis: Failure to grow amaryllis

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The Top Hippeastrum and Amaryllis

By dave
January 17, 2015

We open the Hippeastrum and Amaryllis Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, most thumbed image, and more!

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Jan 17, 2015 11:11 AM CST
I gave a friend an amaryllis - in a box from a local drug store- at Christmas. It is showing about 2 inches of green growth but has stayed at this stage for 3 weeks. In past I've experienced them start growing the minute they are put into soil with water. What is going on with this one?
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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Jan 18, 2015 3:26 AM CST
Some bulbs seem to take a very long time to get started. Fingers crossed that eventually it will get going. Over the years, I have had occasional ones that seemed to be defective, they just never did anything at all, but that is so rare.

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