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care after bulb stops flowering

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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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 04/25/2016 @ 1:28 pm

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:

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[2] (refer to section “after flowering care”)


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