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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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February 22, 2019

My new amaryllis is producing a few leaves, but no stalk or bloom. I've watered it per directions for two months or more. I started in early December. I have it in a window to give it some light, and water it just when it needs more. I have it in the soil and container provided.



February 24, 20190 found this helpful
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I live in Florida and grow Amaryllis indoors as well as outdoors.
We are having unusual summer weather but my Amaryllis only have nice green leaves but no blooms yet.
I believe the outdoors may start in March but my indoors have already bloomed but may bloom again.

Be sure you are only keeping the soil moist and not wet and that your bulb is at least 1/3 above soil. Not sure what your instructions say.

Be patient and it will probably bloom very soon. Can you give it any warm outdoor sun?
Be sure to read up on care even if you have instructions.

Here is a link from UF agriculture web site:


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By 0 found this helpful
November 20, 2010

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

By Annatjie


November 11, 20090 found this helpful
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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.


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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December 31, 2018

I brought an Amaryllis last Christmas. Last year it didn't bloomed, it just grew long leaves. I let it go dormant and grew it again this Christmas. Again there are no blooms, only leaves.


I even fertilized it. This is the first one I have had in 12 years that did not bloom. I have brought one every year and had them bloom.


December 31, 20180 found this helpful

According to this article, you need a period to let the plant dry out.

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December 31, 20180 found this helpful

I am having the same issue. I think there are just bad batches out there. I have had others for years that always bloomed and I never fertilized. If you got it at a big box store like I did, I think they don't take care of them in transit and that ruins the bulb. The good ones I had came from garden websites. They were more expensive, but clearly I got what I paid for, as the cheap ones threw leaves and nothing else.

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November 10, 20090 found this helpful

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


Amaryllis Not Blooming

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

By Kim Churchman

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