Saving Amaryllis

Discussion in 'HortForum' started by Lisa K, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Lisa K

    Lisa K Member

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    Are Amaryllis bulbs reusable from one year to the next if they've been grown indoors?

    Mine's flowered beautifully and I'm wondering what I can do to help build the bulb mass back up to enjoy it again next year.

    Lisa
     
  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Lisa you are right to think to save the bulb again for a second season of blooming. The bulb can be fertilized after blooming with a fertilizer high in potassium and phosphates and grown outside in its pot during the warmer months. Come summer let it die down and reduce the water it gets drastically until in September withhold water entirely to induce dormancy. Bring pot inside and store on its side for two to three months.

    At this point, repot in a slightly larger container, making sure to allow the top part of the bulb to stand proud of the soil and grow in a warm summy location. Water sparingly until growth starts afresh and then liberally.
     

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