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Q.Drooping Amaryllis Leaves On Indoor Plant

Zone south hadley mass | texaslass47 added on January 10, 2024 | Answered

leaves of amaryllis are drooping – flower stem is upright but hasn’t bloomed yet. Should I cut them?

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Answered on January 11, 2024

With an indoor Amaryllis It is common to overwater. My red Amaryllis sit in the back of my tent and get forgotten about many times, though they won't flower well with neglect. It will survive just fine with conditions on the drier side better than it will fare with wet conditions. As with any plant, though, frequent watering with proper drying between is best as both overly wet and dry conditions can cause limp leaves.

Since it hasn't bloomed yet, there is no reason that it should be entering dormancy at this time. I don't suspect this to be the case.

Lack of light can be an issue, as well. This will usually be accompanied by noticeable stretching and lots of light coloration at the base of the leaves. This is another one that is very common.

Be sure to give your flowers a dormancy each year, as well.



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