Ameryllis - early flowering ??

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  1. Canadianplant

    Canadianplant Active Member

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    My ameryllis started to flower about a week and a half ago, even after flowering this past march. I thought they were supposed to flower anywhere between december and march. Has anyone else had this happen
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Drying them out, clipping the foliage off and storing them in a dormant condition is done to cause them to bloom at a particular time (often around Christmas). Kept watered and fertilized they may remain evergreen and bloom at other times. I've seen a pot with multiple bulbs and flower stalks growing in a sitting room in BC, that probably started as one bulb.
     
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    ya we've had it for around 10 years and we dont do anything special for it, beside move it once in a while. Its only grown one extra bulb in all that time.

    Thanks for the fast relpy
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try fertilizing it.
     
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    actually, thats what ive been doing latley. Using 20 20 20 all purpose fertilizer.
     
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    Probably don't need such a big payload.
     
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    I dilute it, probably a quarter of the strenth for my indoor plants
     

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