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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: Help, What to do, what to do!

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Chimene
Scottsdale, AZ

December 5, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #7337914

I just received my first amaryllia. It bloom, and bloom. Now it is not blooming anymore and I cut back all the old bloom stems, and now it is shooting up a lot of new leaves. It is in the house. What do I do with it now? Please advise.
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tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

December 5, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #7339538

I'm not an expert but the leaves will be feeding the bulbs that were making the flowers. I'd just water and fertilise them until they decide to go dormant themselves, with well fed tummies (bulbs).
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #7394229

I'm glad it did so well for you!

Yes, basically treat it like a houseplant... there's some info in the DG article I wrote on caring for them & getting them to rebloom: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/468/
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 24, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #7396243

You can grow them in the ground here . I have several varieties outside
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #7396517

Good catch, Marie! I hadn't noticed she was someplace warm enough for that... I'd be having zone envy right about now, except we had such a pretty day today, all blue skies and white snow. :-)

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VORTREKER
POTTSBORO, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 1, 2010
5:18 PM

Post #7416663

Chimine,

Let it totally dry out for a month or two--then water it and it will bloom again. The blooms may be smaller if you do not let the leaves nourish the bulb long enough--
Cheers--

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