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Q.Will My Amaryllis Bulbs Bloom?

Zone randolph nj | marty2356 added on November 29, 2022 | Answered

Hello, I have two amaryllis plants that are 1 and 2 years old. The first two pictures are the 1 year old amaryllis which I got last year at Home Depot and it bloomed. The 3rd picture is the 2 year old one which I got in 2020 and bloomed that Christmas. I did what I’ve always done when getting amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. ( cutting off the flower stake when it’s done blooming, moving the pot outside for the spring and summer, and then putting it into dormancy in mid August. I planted them about 2 weeks ago and they started growing immediately, but I haven’t seen any sign of the flower stake emerging. Is it normal for it to take a little longer sometimes for an amaryllis to bloom or is something wrong? By the way, I have another amaryllis bulb that’s 3 years old and I’ve gotten it to rebloom twice!! Last year I planted it around this time after its dormancy and it took awhile for the flower stake to emerge (mid January). I was concerned with that one too but eventually it did bloom so maybe I just need to be patient. Also the 3rd bulb I’m talking about right now is currently in dormancy because it’s a little behind the other two bulbs because it bloomed about a month later. If someone could please tell me if my two amaryllis bulbs will bloom or not if appreciate that!!

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Answered on November 30, 2022

It may be that they are being brought out too early. They will start to produce a flowering stalk, on their own, at the end of dormancy. It is at this time that they can be planted. Be sure that the timing of everything is correct, and that the bulb is allowed to show signs of growth before you move them out of dormancy.

Here is an article for a refresher on their flowering care:


These will help, as well:


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