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Q.I have an amaryllis that I’ve had for several years. It bloomed that first year, after which it bloomed again before the leaves

Zone 84330 | Anonymous added on August 12, 2019 | Answered

died back. This amaryllis is at least 4 or 5 years old and it has never died back enough to cut back the leaves. Just when I think I can finally cut the plant back I find brand new leaves coming up. It has bloomed at least 3 times a year. The original bulb has doubled in size and has shown what looks like a new bulb to the side of the large bulb and it has already grown a new leaf of its own. I love this amaryllis, and don’t want to lose it. Is it just showing it’s love for me by constantly blooming? Should I just force the issue and not let it bloom again? It DOES need to go into a new larger pot soon. At what point do I need to remove the “baby” bulb and what is the best way of doing It? Oh yes, this bulb has always been indoors. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Answered on August 13, 2019

Are you fertilizing the bulb? Is it getting any "rest periods"? I am astonished that the bulb is so prolific without a period of dormancy. Here is an article about separating the offset. Yours is still in the pot so ignore the part about digging it up in the garden.


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