Amaryllis Plants

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Asked by dailyllama on February 17, 2011
Fruit Flies

How do I get rid of fruit flies which have taken up residence in my amaryllis planter/soil?

Added: Thanks for the article on pests, Heather…
Dailyllama (Patrick)

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Treat the soil with neem oil. This will kill the eggs, larva and adults. It is not an instant kill solution. It takes a few days for the neem oil to work, but it is very effective. This article will have more information: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on February 24, 2011
Fertilizer for Amaryllis

Can you tell me what type of fertilzer I should be using on my amaryllis? I live in Phoenix, AZ and the plants are outdoors in containers, and a few are in the ground. The leaves are healthy but they rarely produce flowers.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Use a high phosphorus fertilizer or bone meal. The phosphorus is what plants use to make the blooms and helps with blooming. Here is more information: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on March 7, 2011
Amaryllis Plants

I live in the desert. In the summer, the temperature is between 90-105 degrees. It can also be quite windy. Should I still put my amaryllis plant outside as the growing instructions suggest? Or, should I leave it inside the house, which is air conditioned?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
As long as you keep them watered, the temps will be fine. I would put them in a sheltered location to keep them out of the wind as this will cause them damage.
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Asked by Anonymous on March 8, 2011
Care for Amaryllis

Several days after my plant bloomed,  I discovered the stalk and the leaves have now bent over.  I could use information on its care. I’m unsure of how much stalk to cut back and if i need to cut the leaves. This is a potted indoor plant, and it’s the first season, as I received it as a Christmas gift.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The stalk bending can be caused by too little water or too little light. For future reference, you can prop the stalk back up and enjoy the flower from it for a bit longer. Once the flowers have faded, you can trim the stalk back to the bulb. Leave the leaves until they have turned yellow. The leaves are how they make enough energy to bloom next year, so you don't want to cut them off before they are dead. This article hasmore care information: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/amaryllis/amaryllis-care-instructions-how-to-care-for-an-amaryllis.htm
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Asked by Anonymous on March 25, 2011
Amaryllis Plant

When should you let this houseplant go dormant? When should you put it in light and water again?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on April 5, 2011
Amaryllis Flowers

Once the flowers have died on the amaryllis, should you cut just the flowers away and leave the stalk for reflowering, or should you cut the entire stalk?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Once the flowers have faded, you can trim the entire stem back to the bulb with sharp scissors. This article will help with getting the flower to rebloom: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/amaryllis/amaryllis-bloom-again.htm
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Asked by zoedog1 on April 12, 2011
Amaryllis

My amaryllis has finished flowering. Where the flowers were I have got what look like bulbs. What do I do with them? Are they small bulbs?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
These are seed pods. You can let them mature and try growing the seeds: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/amaryllis/amaryllis-bulbs-propagation.htm But, be aware that if you leave the seed pods on, the plant will have a smaller flower the next time it blooms due to the fact that the bulb will be splitting its energy between the seed pod and next year's flower. If you do not want to get seeds, you can simply cut the flower stalk off.
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