Q.How To Plant An Amaryllis Bulb, Grown In A Glass Container, That Now Has Bulbs At Bottom
This finished bulb was given to me a week ago and I was looking up how to carry it over to the next year. I noticed that there were some leaves growing from underneath the bulb. Today I decided to plant it in a pot and was going to put it in a dark room, but I discovered that there are three small green – circa 1/11-3/4″ in diameter – bulbs growing out of the bottom of the original large – 3-4″ – bulb which is fairly brown and looks mushy on the bottom 1/3. This does not look like a good candidate for blooming next year, but I am fascinated by the new growth underneath. Unfortunately, I see no actual roots coming from the three green bulbs that have been submerged in the glass bowl since sometime after Christmas. Do you have any ideas as to how to capture the new growth? I am going to return the whole thing to the glass bowl because, as I was putting dirt in the pot, I thought that the new growth would not get any light and might then die. Any help will be gratefully appreciated. I have no way to get a photo to you through this computer. If I had an email, I think I could do it. Hope to hear from you. Pamela Gotjen
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
First, please do not include your personal information, as these questions are VERY public. I have removed them this time.
Next, repotting Amaryllis will be quite a simple task once you get to it. They are much easier than most bulbs to manage, and they will even force, as well!