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Article: Amaryllis 101: Caring for Amaryllis Plants and Making Your Amaryllis Bloom Again Next Year: fertilizer

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2008
7:33 PM

Post #4421294

Oh Critter, you font of wisdom: I am growing (for the first time) amaryllises that I over-summered. Should I be fertilizing them now, or should I wait until the blooms end and they are outdoors in the sun.

(Great articles, by the way!!!)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
9:09 PM

Post #4421656

As soon as they have foliage, they'd probably appreciate fertilizer. There's no need to wait until they're outside for the summer. Fertilize them while you continue growing them inside; treat them like a houseplant. I add time-release fertilizer to my potting mix, and when I water sometimes I also add water-soluble fertilizer at about 1/4 strength.

I'm glad you're having fun with your amaryllis bulbs!
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #4421943

But should I fertilize them before they bud up? Or while they are flowering?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2008
10:34 PM

Post #4421966

I'd wait until they're done flowering and have started putting up leaves. As I understand it, the flowers and the energy to put them up are already present in the bulb. I don't think it'll help to add fertilizer until leaves are present to make more food that can be stored in the bulb.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #4421967

Ok, thanks!!!

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