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How do I get my potted amaryllis to bloom?
Let the leaves die back before cutting them off and do not water. After 10-12 weeks, move the bulb back into a bright, sunny place and begin watering and fertilizing once more. If your amaryllis has been well-cared for, you can expect to see flower development in 4-6 weeks.
Do amaryllis only bloom once a year?
Very few flowers can match the majestic presence of the amaryllis in bloom. The trick, however, is how to make an amaryllis flower rebloom. While many people discard the plant after its initial bloom, with a little know how and the right care, you can enjoy a reblooming amaryllis year after year.
Can waxed amaryllis bloom again?
So while regular amaryllis bulbs can be saved and bloom again, those with waxed bulbs are one-season wonders.
Do you water waxed amaryllis bulbs?
Waxed Amaryllis bulbs do not require any water because the bulbs contain all the water and nutrients they need to flower. Simply place them on a tabletop or any other flat surface in your home. Keep your Amaryllis in a well-lit room, but avoid direct sunlight. Rotate it every couple of days to help it grow straighter.
Do amaryllis like coffee grounds?
They like slightly acid soil so many add a sprinkling of coffee grounds to the standard potting soil. When repotting, try not to disturb the roots too much. You may experience fewer blooms after repotting until the roots resettle.
How do I keep amaryllis in the summer?
In late summer or early fall, stop watering and move the potted bulb to a cool (55°F), dry location, away from bright light. A basement or garage is ideal. The leaves will gradually wither as the plant goes dormant. Leave the bulb alone and don't water it.