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Apr 3, 2018 1:42 PM CST
Cambridge, MD
I have an amaryllis bulb which bloomed profusely this winter. Now the leaves are up from the main bulb but also I see two side shoots coming up in the soil alongside the bulb. Should I let these grow or should I remove them? thanks!
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Apr 3, 2018 3:06 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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do you plan to keep the bulb growing all summer? any interest in long term having more bulbs for free?
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Apr 3, 2018 4:40 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Looks like you have 3 bulbs! Offsets can be dug up and divided once the foliage dies down in fall. . Just break them off and replant if you want, I usually just let them stay in the container with the original bulb.
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Apr 4, 2018 7:24 AM CST
Cambridge, MD
sallyg said:do you plan to keep the bulb growing all summer? any interest in long term having more bulbs for free?


I do intend to keep the bulb growing all summer. I was thinking that the smaller bulbs would take energy away from the bigger bulb? But maybe not. As another posted mentioned, I believe I will remove them from the main pot and report separately. Thanks for the input.
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Apr 4, 2018 7:57 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Re removal, make sure they are 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the original bulb, which will ensure success with the new bulbs
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