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Anonymous added on December 16, 2014 | Answered

I bought an amaryllis bulb in Amsterdam this October. Instead of potting it in soil, I placed it in a bowl on top of rocks and have been keeping the roots (but not the bulb) wet, while changing the water every 2-3 days. It’s been blooming beautifully. But what I wonder is how to care for it to rebloom for next November/December. I’ve read instructions on what to do for amaryllis bulbs after they bloom that were potted in soil, but what do you do for such bulbs that were potted the way I did it?

Also, I live in an apt in NYC, so I can’t move the bulb outside during the spring and summer, though I can place it in a sunny spot. Any help here will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Answered on December 16, 2014

Essentially, you can treat it as a houseplant for the next few months. Add a little bit of liquid fertilizer to the water after the bloom fades and then it is just a long leafed houseplant. About early summer, remove it from the water and let it dry. Once it is dry, cut the leaves off, wrap it in newspaper and store in a dark, cool location. In early fall, bring it back out and you should be able to start it again as you did this year.

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