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Title: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: dodge on Oct 06, 2010, 08:02:33 PM
Any experts on here about Amaryllis? Mine were a flop in 2009. I had some in the basement all summer now Oct, a few are starting new leaves. 
Anyone know how to make them rebloom?
Thanks
Dodge.
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: Tina on Oct 06, 2010, 08:24:16 PM
It sounds like you will have blooms for Christmas, Dodge.
Place the potted bulb in a warm place with direct light since heat is necessary for the development of the stems.  The ideal temperature is 68 to 70 degrees F.  Water and feed sparingly until the stem appears, then, as the bud and leaves appear, gradually water more.  At this point, the stem will grow rapidly and flowers will develop after it has reached full growth.
Bulbs will flower in 7-10 weeks as a general rule.  In winter the flowering time will be longer than in spring.
After bloom, continue to water and fertilize as normal all summer, or for at least 5-6 months, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When the leaves begin to yellow, which normally occurs in the early fall, cut the leaves back to about 2 inches from the top of the bulb.
Then store it again just like you did this year.
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: dodge on Oct 06, 2010, 08:31:14 PM
Thanks  Tina

I hope so.
Do you grow them?

dodge
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: Tina on Oct 06, 2010, 09:34:18 PM
I do but I am able to just keep mine in the ground. I don't have to lift them. They do bloom in mid to late spring when done that way. But you can force blooms for any season by playing with their planting dates, dark and light and things.
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: dodge on Oct 06, 2010, 10:05:45 PM
Lucky you
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: bayou girl on Oct 06, 2010, 10:16:30 PM
i grow them in the ground 2.  i think i will have a couple this year.  but not for christmas.  i don't think.
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: dodge on Oct 06, 2010, 10:22:09 PM
You lucky warm weather growers.....

Guess our cool climates make ours difficult??

b
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: Tina on Oct 06, 2010, 10:34:30 PM
There are many things I cannot enjoy because I don't have the chilling winters necessary, Dodge. Tulips and peonies are two of them. I do have lilacs that bloom but they are the least needy of winter types.
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: dodge on Oct 06, 2010, 10:44:06 PM
Guess it all evens out then......This an that.
Snow in Penna

Earthquakes in calif.

Guess others have bad floods.

 :Smileystop:
Title: Re: Amaryllis growers, mine is starting new leaves is YOurs?
Post by: duh on Oct 07, 2010, 10:25:41 AM
Your post reminded me that it was past time to lift mine.
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