What's your question? Ask

Amaryllis Plants

Q.Back To Amaryllis

Zone 02910 | Anonymous added on August 30, 2021 | Answered

I buy one every year. After Xmas and the bloom is gone, I discard it in the yard. This past year, I bought one, did the usual, had the blooms but kept the plant & bulb. It’s still sitting in the pot with soil. The leaves are tall and still green. Nobody tells us what to do at that point. Should I cut the leaves off and repot it? They’re not expensive but I’m better with outside gardening than inside. This is my 1st time trying to salvage one – it’s my experiment. I can’t plant it outside nor do I want to (live in New England) but I just want to see if I can do it. Do I cut the leaves back to the top of the bulb or leave it alone, hope that I’ll see flower stems?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 14, 2021

You don't cut the leaves off. They are supplying new energgy to the bulb. When you withhold water in the fall, the leaves will dieback naturally. Here is more:


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