Amaryllis Plants

Splitting an Amaryllis

Anonymous added on July 5, 2011 | Answered

I have an Amaryllis that I have successfully grown and had rebloom for 3 years. It now appears to have two extra sets of leaves on each side, so it looks like it could be split into 3 bulbs. Is this possible, and is it a good idea or should I leave the original bulb whole? I have been watering the bulb through the summer, then gradually reducing the water in the fall. When the leaves turn yellow, I have cut them off, then move the bulb to a cool place for a dormant period. I replant it in the winter, then it blooms in the spring.

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Answered on July 6, 2011

After they have bloomed, you can separate the pup bulbs from the mother bulb and repot them each in their own pot or store them for planting out later.

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