My mother planted an amaryllis bulb in November. I planted mine a few weeks after she did. Mine has already bloomed and has a second shoot that will also be blooming in another two weeks. Hers only has leaves, very long leaves but no shoots or blooms. Is there something she can do to get the plant to flower or is it a hit and miss thing?
Amaryllis Will Not Bloom
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Unfortunately, hers probably won't bloom this year. 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