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Q.Amaryllis Bulb Care

Zone 03109 | Patricia Brookes added on November 3, 2020 | Answered

i did send message yesterday asking ref my bulbs and added photos please can you advise on whether to cut the stems back as they are far too long I think ? regards thank you

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Answered on November 3, 2020

Are these newly planted bulbs or last year's bulbs you are reblooming? If they are new bulbs you wouldn't want to cut back the leaves till after blooming. You can try more light or staking them.

If these are bulbs that have bloomed before you are supposed to bring them inside and withold water till the leaves yellow and wither. Then cut off the leaves and store the bulb in a cool, dark place till new leaves start to form, about 4 to 12 weeks.

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Answered on November 4, 2020

well obviously i didn't let the plants go dry after flowering i have kept watering them and noe the stems as said around almost 2 foot tall no flowers forming as yet should cut the strong leave off or wait until a flower appears then let them dry out properly i am sure if to cut them off now they are last years bulbs

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