Bulb Care

Care After Bulb Stops Flowering


Anonymous added on April 25, 2016 | Answered

When a bulb stops flowering, do I cut the green leaves off or leave out of water until the leaves die? I have the Christmas flower bulb out of the water but the leaves are green. Do I wait till they are dead?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 25, 2016

Amaryllis bulbs grown in water generally cannot be forced in subsequent years so it is unlikely you will get a second wind out of them. But that doesn't mean you can't try and the following articles will assist you:

https://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/2009/1-7/amaryllis.html
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/growing-and-caring-for-amaryllis/ (refer to section "after flowering care")

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