Views: 172, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
Sep 24, 2016 1:24 PM CST
|I have a pot of amaryllis growing outside. Do I have to let them die down and take them out of the soil, then repot them to get them to rebloom??
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Sep 24, 2016 5:30 PM CST
| donnabking, do you want them to rebloom inside around Christmas or sometime after?
I also have amaryllis growing outside. I intend to pull them up next week and let them dry out for a few days. Then I will dust them off and cut off the foliage just above the top of the bulb. Then they go into an old shoe box and are placed in a dark corner of a closet til the first week of November. Around that time I will pot them up in fresh potting soil, water them well once, and put them near a sunny window. I water them very sparingly after that until they start to form leaves or scapes. As the leaves grow I begin watering them more often. Usually around Christmas or a bit later, I have new blooms! If you want the bulbs to bloom later in the winter, just pot them up in December or January. Good luck!
|« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« The Brown-Thumbed Gardener Strikes Again! My Christmas Amaryllis Project Part 2