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Amaryllis are grown for their beautiful multiple blooms. When they don't flower it is very disappointing. This is a guide about amaryllis not blooming.
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November 20, 2010

Why don't my Amaryllis flower? They only make leaves. They flowered last season.

By Annatjie

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The secret to getting amaryllis bulbs to rebloom year after year lies largely in summer care after flowering. Remove the faded flowers and stalks as soon as they are finished blooming, but do not cut off the leaves. Set the pot on a sunny windowsill and water as needed. When warm weather arrives and all danger of frost is passed, set the bulb, container, and all in the flower garden. Choose a location that is somewhat protected and receives morning light. You can set the pot in the ground so that the rim is at ground level.

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During the summer, continue to water the plant as needed and feed it every two weeks with a soluble houseplant fertilizer. Gradually withhold water before freezing weather in the fall. When the foliage has died down, trim it off and take the pot to a cool, dark basement (40 to 50 degrees F if possible) and place it on its side. The bulb needs to sit and rest for six weeks before you try to rebloom. Because it takes approximately six weeks from planting to bloom time, you can decide when you want the bloom to occur and then count backward to determine the planting time. During the rest period, do not water the plant. As the leaves dry, cut them off.

For additional details refer to: Reblooming Amaryllis.good luck.

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Amaryllis Not Blooming
I grew an amaryllis indoors, but it did not bloom. I followed the vague directions, but only the green leaves sprouted. The leaves are large and still growing. Can anyone give me any tips to force it to bloom? Thank you.

Mike from NE PA

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Amaryllis Not Blooming

Be patient, the season is not done yet, it may put up a flower stalk yet. (11/25/2008)

By kimhis

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