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Q.Do You Leave Amaryllis Stalks

Zone 32097 | Anonymous added on January 10, 2022 | Answered

I read your instructions that say to cut the stalks from the Amaryllis once they stop blooming. I was taught in Master Gardening training to leave them, the plant reabsorbs the nutrients from the stalk, them remove once it has shriveled. Which is correct?

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Answered on January 11, 2022

Everything I've read says to remove the spent stalks down to about 1 inch from the bulb, but leave the foliage to re-engergize the bulb. The stalks are also removed to prevent formation of seed pods and for aesthetic reasons.


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