I placed 15 Amaryllis bulbs in a dark, 45-50 degree area Nov. 1st thru Feb. 10th and then returned them to sunlight and watering. Of the 15 bulbs, only 4 shot blossom stalks. The remaining 11 plants have just shot leaves. All of these bulbs are 3-8 years old, with the oldest 4 being the ones that bloomed. Can I cut back the leaves of the non-bloomers and return them to the cool dark area for 3 more months and try re-blooming? Cyndi
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
No, do not cut them back. They have reverted back to a natural state, and should be cared for as normal. These individuals will be less suitable for forcing, and should be left to a natural rhythm.
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