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Q.Amaryllis – No Flowers

Anonymous added on February 10, 2011 | Answered

I received an amaryllis for Christmas. It was not planted yet. I put it in a cool, dark place in the basement. About 2 weeks ago, I got it out and planted it. Now it has four leaves, but no signs of a flower stem. A friend of mine said hers got stems first, then leaves. What might I have done wrong?

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Answered on February 11, 2011

You did nothing wrong. Amaryllis bulbs are typically shipped with a bud or two ready to grow so that you get a bloom almost immediately. But sometimes the grower mistakenly packs a bulb that is not budding or the bud simply gets damaged in shipping and does not grow. You can keep them for the year and they will bloom in the spring. Here are directions on doing that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/amaryllis-hippeastrum/amaryllis-care-instructions-how-to-care-for-an-amaryllis.htm

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