Viewing tabasco's Garden Diary: Amaryllis -- A Blooming Delight Through the Winter
Two years ago I began collecting Hippeastrum bulbs as well as lots of information about them from the Internet. Now we have 40 bulbs of different varieties to guarantee winter bloom color during those long grey months of winter. I can't tell you what a difference they make to our environment!
Monday, April 24, 2006
Amaryllis After flowering Care
This was copied from Hans' post on GW
The flower "output" from these alreaday emerging scapes will be rather poor and will certainly not so much exhaust the bulb.
Reflection on how to care for the bulb growth (during the entire actual season) has indeed much more relevance as compared to guessing whether to "cut or not to cut" actually.
Choose a sufficiently big pot and excellent potting soil (I recommend coco peat) and a bright window place; water well once and then sparingly until stronger leaf growth and accordingly a higher water demand begin to constitute. Then diluted feedings applied with every watering become very advantageous and help to build up a fine "new" bulb which will finally give you a far better floriferous presentation in the following spring than the actual modest performance.