What's your question? Ask

Amaryllis Plants

Q.Amaryllis Plant regrowing green shoots without dormant period

Anonymous added on September 5, 2018 | Answered

I was surprised to see new leaves sprouting out from my amaryllis bulb as it had not had a “planned” dormant period. Two leaves are now 6 inches and two others are 2 and 3 inches. I do not see a stalk. I was waiting to bring the bulb in from outdoors to put in a dark place when I noticed these shoots about 1 inch. They have grown this quickly in a matter of 5 days. What should I do now? Cut the green leaves and let it hibernate? or just let it grow and accept that there will probably be no flowers this time around? After blooming in January – February, the leaves remained on the bulb until the end of April when they started to turn yellow and fall off by mid May. I took the bulb outdoors in the same pot and placed it in a place that got morning sunlight to about 1 pm. Unable to upload pictures (don’t know why either).

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Answered on September 6, 2018

You can move them back to a dark location, and drop the temperature to cool them down, and this will force them back into dormancy. This article will help you further: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-store-bulbs-that-have-sprouted.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Amaryllis Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert