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Q.Can I Cut Tall Leaves From Amaryllis That Has A Flower Pod?

Zone 38661 | Psparwasser53 added on January 22, 2022 | Answered

My Amaryllis is a year old. Was outside all summer and cut back and put in garage. Brought into house in Nov and it grew long, tall green leaves. Finally got a flower pod. Can I cut the leaves back?

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Answered on January 24, 2022

No. It is not a good idea to cut leaves back of bulb flowers, since they need all of the energy that they can muster for flowering. Once they are shriveled and dead, they can be removed, but removing them while they are green heavily decreases the amount of flowers the plant will produce.

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